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Retail grows crops the vertical way

- Analysis
Vertical integration is making its way into supermarkets. In this case, it means that they are growing some of their own produce. Hence the term “vertical farm.”

Mystery seeds baffle nation

- Analysis
What could be wrong with getting free seeds in the mail?

Coronavirus and Force Majeure

- Analysis
“Force majeure” refers to certain unforeseen and unavoidable events—“acts of God,” in legal language—that prevent a party from fulfilling its side of the contract.

USDA: We’re a burger nation

- Analysis
I tease this fact out from the newly released Scientific Report of the 2020 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Loss of events is a double hurt

- Analysis
Events are such a vital part of the produce industry. Not only is it important to see the products and people we trade with on a regular basis, the produce industry is a community. We miss that.

Gen Z resists stereotyping

- Analysis
There is a kind of paradox in talking about Generation Z (defined as people born roughly between 1995 and 2010).

Chile pepper acreage in steep decline

- Analysis
The U.S. chile industry offers a paradoxical situation: a decline in the sector that grows crops for processing, but a comparatively bright future for at least parts of the fresh market category.

What it really means to stay connected

- Analysis
Now, our industry associations have shifted into virtual trade shows for 2020 which also requires us as attendees and exhibitors to step up our game capturing those valuable customers on our computer instead of a show floor, a meeting room, or the hotel bar.

Gen Z to drive produce growth

- Analysis
Ethnically diverse foods have become much more available over recent decades. Furthermore, Generation Z represents the leading edge of the country’s changing racial and ethnic makeup.

Covid, Brexit complicate U.S.-UK trade

- Analysis
There hasn’t been a fresh produce supplier in the UK that hasn’t been impacted by Covid-19 in some shape, form or manner. The big ticket items the fresh produce sector needs to address though, won’t go away.