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US consumer confidence improved again in July

- General News
The Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index rose again in July to 117.0 (1985=100), up from 110.1 in June.

Wholesum shares company highlights in 2022 Annual Report

- General News
Wholesum, leading growers and shippers of Fair Trade Certified, 100% organic farm-fresh vegetables, has released its annual Conscientious Company Report.

Technomic reports inflation’s impact on Canadian chain restaurants

- General News
Technomic released one of its most highly anticipated reports, the 2023 Top 200 Canadian Chain Restaurant Report, which includes expert findings and insights into the sales performance of Canadian chain restaurants in 2022.

Inflation slows for everyday consumer purchases

- General News
Numerator projects the Consumer Price Index for everyday consumer purchases – such as food at home, alcoholic beverages at home, limited service restaurants (fast food), housekeeping supplies, toys, pet products, and sporting goods – slowed to 0.3% month-over-month in March, compared with 0.4% month-over-month in February.

Consumer Reports’ riskiest foods include fresh produce

- Analysis
Consumer Reports (CR) has published a list of the ten riskiest and most recalled foods on the market. Fresh produce does not come off well.

Taylor Farms releases 2022 Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report

- General News
Taylor Farms, North America’s leading producer of salads and healthy fresh foods, has published its 2022 Social Responsibility and Sustainability Report, featuring innovative advancements and investments in education, health & wellness, and environmental stewardship.

IBO releases State of the Blueberry Industry Report

- General News
The International Blueberry Organization (IBO) is pleased to announce that its 2022 Global State of the Blueberry Industry Report is now available, providing the industry with an essential resource available to all.

Reports from a disapproving mom

- Analysis
The current (October) issue of Consumer Reports has a story featured with the blurb “Produce without Pesticides” on the cover. If you like alarmism, this issue is for you.

Leafy Greens: the fourth-wash dilemma

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Solve this dilemma in my household: do you wash your packaged greens?

Coronavirus doesn’t change produce washing rules

- General News
Consumers should wash their hands in soap and water and wash their fruits and vegetables in water. Same as before the Wuhan virus or coronavirus COVID-19 has spread worldwide.