When media swallows the Dirty Dozen

- Analysis
It turns out mom was wrong, and I’m not supposed to eat my veggies because they’re toxic! It’s a silly angle for a story but there it was.

‘Only Organic’ sums up the GRO Organic program

- Analysis
The Organic Trade Association is partnering with Organic Voices, a group of companies that includes a handful of fresh produce grower-shippers, and they're not going to tread lightly.

Walmart drops the ball with Savings Catcher cancellation

- Analysis
Users are livid that Bentonville, AR-based Walmart Inc. is cancelling its Savings Catcher program, which allows shoppers to scan their receipts and collect savings for items sold at a lower price at local competitors.

Grow. Don’t take the status quo

- Analysis
Businesses contract, expand, build new facilities, close facilities, form partnerships, and hire and fire employees—all to better compete and grow.

Fresh produce needs even more SXSW representation

- Analysis
I was glad to see that PMA put together a panel on how we need to do more to increase consumption of fresh fruits and vegetables. It’s a start, but there’s so much more opportunity, even beyond what happens here in Austin at SXSW.

Pushing deeper in the snack market

- Analysis
Produce marketers have been advised to offer their products in more places for more consumer eating opportunities, and it was clear on the expo floor of Southern Exposure, they’re putting that advice into practice.

Asking “Why?” as retail evolves

- Analysis
The entire spectrum of retail is evolving before our eyes, and the most interesting thing is that technology is ahead of social adaptation.

Trader Joe’s reduces plastic in produce packaging

- Analysis
Traditionally close-mouthed Trader Joe’s subtly announced in its latest Fearless Flyer newsletter it plans to start reducing plastic throughout its store, including fresh produce packaging.

SEPC and 20 years of Southern Exposure

- Analysis
The Southeast Produce Council has seen its Southern Exposure annual conference emerge as a must-see event as it celebrates its 20th anniversary this week.

Retail stocks gasp at Amazon grocery news

- Analysis
At approximately 12:38 Eastern Standard Time, the world of grocery stocks took a deep breath…and dropped.