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Fruit needs a boost from all of us

- Produce with Pamela
Fruit sales dollars are on a troubling trend line. Now is the time to educate consumers about how to buy fruit to last the week.

PMA Virtual Town Hall focuses on e-commerce

- Retail
The Produce Marketing Association put together a panel of e-commerce experts to discuss how that area is faring for its upcoming Virtual Town Hall scheduled for April 22.

Fresh fruit growth dips to single digits

- General News
The week of April 12th marked the year’s earlier Easter as well as the sixth week of the coronavirus-related grocery shopping patterns. Since the onset of coronavirus in the United States, grocery retailing conditions have been unlike any ever experienced in recent history.

School Nutrition Association and United Fresh Produce Association Partner to assist schools with produce needs

- General News
SNA and United Fresh are connecting produce distributors and fresh-cut processors to schools interested in single-serve, individually wrapped packs of fresh produce. School nutrition operators report that single-serve packaged produce saves labor and time, while also addressing perceived concerns about sanitation. 

Good Foods supports No Kid Hungry

- General News
Good Foods made the decision to support No Kid Hungry as the organization is providing coronavirus relief to the hardest-hit communities across the nation.

Retail dollars and volume tell a story of foodservice loss

- Produce with Pamela
Anne-Marie and I took some time to examine this week's numbers, and predict what's coming in the next few weeks. How much foodservice volume is making its way to retail?

Sprouts pivots on pickup, plans to expand service nationwide

- Retail
Over the next two weeks, Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market plans to expand grocery pickup to all of its 340 stores nationwide, starting with markets in Los Angeles and Central California.

USDA lifts labeling requirements to allow re-distribution from foodservice to retail

- Retail
By allowing this labeling flexibility, food can be diverted from restaurants to retail, ensuring that this food is made available to families around the country and helping restaurants and their suppliers access additional markets, such as grocery stores, that are currently experiencing greater demand.

Retail fresh sales stay ahead in early April

- Retail
The fundamentally different consumer engagement with produce amid COVID19 continued to show a three-way split of the produce dollar between fresh, frozen and shelf-stable during the week of April 5.

Hours of service rule exception extended for food, essential supply carriers

- General News
This extension and expansion of Emergency Declaration No. 2020-002 is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until 11:59 P.M. (ET), May 15, 2020, or until the revocation of the Presidentially declared COVID-19 national emergency, whichever is sooner.