USDA restricts four PACA violators in CA, TX- General News
USDA has imposed sanctions on four produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA).
Frutura to market its avocado brand for first time- General News
Frutura, the global sales and marketing network designed to supply international customers with high-quality fruit 365 days a year, is executing on its plan to become a significant player in avocados.
ProduceIQ: Prices dropping despite weather problems- Featured
The U.S. has a nearly 90 percent chance of seeing El Nino weather trends persist this summer. So what does that mean for fresh produce? In general, this means the South can expect cooler and wetter than average weather (welcome news for non-snowbird Florida residents), and the North can expect dryer and warmer than average weather.
Kroger, Albertsons, and the Amazon fiasco- Featured
Insider has run an article suggesting that Amazon could buy the supermarkets of which a combined Kroger-Albertsons chain would have to divest itself if its proposed merger is approved.
Theft, organized crime may boost Target’s shrink to more than $1 billion this year- Featured
Food and beverage is an area where Target Chairman and CEO Cornell said he sees opportunity for continued growth, building on efforts to improve the company’s fresh food supply chain that have been ongoing for the past several years.
Pairwise introduces CRISPR gene-edited Conscious Greens into U.S. restaurants- General News
Pairwise, a pioneering food startup, announced today the launch of its inaugural product, Conscious Greens, under its Conscious Foods brand.
ProduceIQ: Demand softens as summer heat kicks on- Featured
Overall produce prices are running below average. Down another -5 percent, prices are contradicting historical norms for week #19
Domestic citrus production drops 80 percent since 2000- Featured
The well-recognized Florida citrus license plate may need a redesign -- soon -- as production has declined nearly 90 percent in the state since 2005.
Meijer opens Northern Indiana supercenter- Featured
The new store features deep discounts on surplus food via the Flashfood app, expanded areas to manage orders for Meijer Home Delivery and Pickup services, and Shop & Scan, which allows shoppers to scan barcodes via a mobile app and bag their items as they shop to make checkout convenient.
Fruits, vegetables show lowest year-over-year inflation in April- General News
Seasonally adjusted prices for all food at home purchases increased 0.6% month-over-month in April, an acceleration from the 0.3% decrease in February.