Chicago Fresh Forum

- Produce Blueprints

With new greenhouses in the area, is there more demand? Brian Holzkopf, Ruby Robinson Company, Inc. …

Chicago wholesalers overcome obstacles

- Produce Blueprints

Chicago produce businesses have encountered a number of tough challenges over the past year, particularly inclement …

Chicago’s unique retail landscape

- Produce Blueprints

From ongoing consolidation, store closures, and the rising popularity of online ordering, Chicago’s intensely competitive retail …

Chicago diversity leads to success in specialties

- Produce Blueprints

Chicagoland’s population is also a major boon for the Chicago International Produce Market and its merchants, …

Chicago adjust to shifting consumer demand

- Produce Blueprints

Consumer trends continue to affect demand for commodities, and these shifts are having an impact on …

Technology: Ancient ways, modern methods

- Produce Blueprints

It can be a difficult thing to apply the most cutting-edge technologies to the practice of …

Chicago terminal market adjusts to consolidation

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Most merchants agree it’s been business as usual on the Chicago International Produce Market (CIPM), with …

Technology Case Study: Data analysis

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One word lies at the heart of practically every new technological development, both in and out …

Chicago wholesalers benefit from strong economy

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Multiple benefits paired with a strong economy translate into big business for Chicago suppliers. The vast …

Technology Case Study: Pallet accumulation

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Sometimes, the most helpful technological advances for growers come from outside the produce industry. A fresh …