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Organics enjoy steady Midwest growth

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The Midwest may not be the cutting edge of organic produce growth, but consumer demand remains …

Midwest trucking: Past the ELD hump

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In 2018, the trucking industry faced a major disruption from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s mandate …

A passing age for terminals in the Midwest

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The age of terminal markets appears to be passing as direct sourcing continues to increase. “I’ve …

Food safety challenges in the Midwest

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Midwest produce suppliers know the more you go into cut products, the greater concern for food …

Rising labor costs hit Midwest firms hard

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The U.S. unemployment rate as a whole was down to 3.5 percent in September, the lowest …

The impact of politics in the Midwest

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Although the headlines change from day to day, political squabbles, particularly international ones, will probably be …

Midwest ethnic and independent retailers battle tough

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In Chicago’s retail world, Rob Strube, president of Chicago’s Strube Celery & Vegetable Company, BB #:102030 …

Taming the uncertainty in the Midwest

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The only thing certain about the future is uncertainty. Mike Bilokonsky, managing member of Cincinnati’s Whitehorse …