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FPAA recognizes 2021 Essential Worker Member of the Year

- General News
The Fresh Produce Association of the Americas (FPAA) is recognizing the commitment of those who worked during the peak of the COVID19 pandemic. This year, the Essential Worker has been selected as the 2021 Member of the Year.

C.H. Robinson encourages public to thank truck drivers through national campaign

- General News
As the world finds itself still battling a pandemic, managing through unprecedented global supply chain disruption, and now, navigating through an active hurricane season, C.H. Robinson today launched a digital thank-you campaign and sweepstakes designed to galvanize the nation behind an important goal: appreciating the truck drivers who never left the road and never stopped delivering, even during the most challenging of times.

Execulytics Consulting identifies Canadian shopper preferences post-covid

- General News
Execulytics Consulting, a leading consulting firm for the fresh produce industry, has completed an in-depth report that highlights Canadian shopper preferences in a post-covid world.

SEPC strengthens safety precautions for Southern Exposure 2021

- General News
As the Southeast Produce Council continues with preparations for Southern Exposure to be held April 6 – 8 in Orlando, Florida, the SEPC team is working diligently to ensure the health and safety of attendees, exhibitors, and staff; and they have partnered with some outstanding organizations who are experts in facilitating recommended safety protocol.

FMI’s fresh foods agenda for 2021

- General News
FMI, The Food Industry Association today announces its fresh foods insights and programming agenda for 2021 to help its members navigate shifting consumer shopping behaviors and preferences.

FMI’s report shows food retail industry’s strong performance in 2020

- General News
The annual The Food Retailing Industry Speaks (Speaks) report, released today by FMI—The Food Industry Association, finds that in 2019 the food retail industry saw strong operational performance, which helped the industry face challenges in 2020.

Organic apple & pear growth continues strong

- General News
Organic apples and pears had the strongest monthly growth Superfresh Growers has recently seen. Both categories were up nearly 30% in the month of August. Organic apples were up 30% in dollars, while organic pears were up 29% in volume.

California Giant launches online fundraising program

- General News
In lieu of cancelled in-person fundraising events due to COVID-19, California Giant Berry Farms has launched an online platform to help financially support non-profit organizations in the greater Pajaro Valley area who actively work to better the livelihood of its community’s members.

SEPC cancels September Southern Innovations

- General News
The SEPC Executive Committee announced today that Southern Innovations, which was to be held September 16 – 19 in Savannah, GA will be postponed due to growing concerns and restrictions surrounding COVID-19.

Coronavirus and Force Majeure

- Analysis
“Force majeure” refers to certain unforeseen and unavoidable events—“acts of God,” in legal language—that prevent a party from fulfilling its side of the contract.