Be careful linking your brand to a cause

- Analysis
No. That should be your first response when someone inside – or more likely – outside your company suggests you associate your brand with a cause.

Working capital: The lifeblood of a business

- Analysis
Working capital is very important to the financial health of a business that purchases product and is allowed to pay for that product over time.

Super Bowl avocado supplies look solid so far

- Analysis
With less than a month before the No.1 avocado consumption day of the year, a fuel shortage in Mexico could limit supplies.

Reparation Report: After buyer bows out

- Analysis
The following is a Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) example of its ruling when a buyer reneges on a sale and how the seller may recover the resulting shortfall.

Who cares if dollar stores sell more food than Whole Foods?

- Analysis
What’s unexpected about consumers buying food at an affordable price versus a high end, niche retailer that’s been trying to shake off a “Whole Paycheck” nickname for years?

The local produce paradox

- Analysis
Consumers love local, but the reality often doesn't live up to expectations.

Fresh produce, the New Year’s diet star

- Analysis
Each year Americans make New Year’s resolutions, and “eat healthier” or “diet” usually tops this list.

Amazon launches Whole Foods offensive

- Analysis
The past 18 months have been the quiet before the storm. Now it's time to see what Amazon can really do with Whole Foods.

VIDEO: Smaller U.S. apple crop has the right mix for consumers

- Analysis
While the overall apple holdings are down in latest holdings report from the U.S. Apple Association, and the increase in Honeycrisp promotions is a perfect fit.

Costco maintains solid footing

- Analysis
Costco’s most recently quarterly report got a mixed review from Wall Street analysts and investors, but the warehouse retailer is in very good shape.