2020 Insights: Supply chain challenges

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“The produce industry gets more complicated every day and customers want and should expect all of …

2020 Insights: Food Safety

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Two years ago, in 2018, there were several high-profile recalls and 2019 had its share, including …

2020 Insights: Online retail

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When it comes to fresh purchases online, Kris Park, from the Food Industry Management Program at …

2020 Insights: Retail market

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Conventional supermarkets are increasingly facing competition from alternative sales channels, notably dollar stores and farmers markets. …

2020 Insights: Marketing

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Advancements in packaging, logistics, and transportation are helping spur produce marketing efforts and augment supply. This …

2020 Insights: Innovation

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The number of fresh produce varieties available at retail is staggering yet still proliferating, with value-added …

2020 Insights: A list of recent acquisitions and private equity investments

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Here’s a sampling of notable M&A and investment highlights from 2018 and 2019 to go along …

2020 Insights: Private Equity

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Private equity interests in the fresh produce industry are just beginning, and it's affecting everyone in the supply chain. See what to expect in 2020.

2020 Insights: Produce accessibility and boosting sales

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The painful paradox of food waste is the existence of food deserts. One organization, Wholesome Wave, …

2020 Insights: Seasonality, local, and hyperlocal

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Locally grown remains a critical component of sustainability. “Consumers say local is a huge trigger for …