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Get hands-on with California avocados

- Produce with Pamela
VALLEY CENTER, CA -- Those of us in the business are very familiar with a field tour: load up in the bus, see some fields and a packing shed, and probably have a good meal.

On the Road: Rewe, Berlin

- Produce with Pamela
Like many others in the produce business, I planned to be in Berlin for Fruit Logistica this week. Unfortunately, the show’s timing changed to April.   Fortunately for me (and you, who get to share in the fun!), I already had plans to visit a friend in the area, and do some store checking.  

On the Road: Andronico’s, Pacific Grove, CA

- Produce with Pamela
PACIFIC GROVE, CA—I had a little time to do some store checking before leaving California in Mid-September, so here's a look around Andronico's.

On the Road: Geant Casino, Paris

- Retail
Who would have thought the one closest to a subway stop was also across the hall from a lovely fruit stand?

On the Road: Carrefour, Paris

- Retail
I stopped by four very different formats of Carrefour, one of the largest supermarket chains in the world.

On the Road: Zehrs, Kingsville, ON

- General News
There's a reason I was looking for a Loblaws. I wanted to see how the company's no name off-grade produce displayed in-store. 

VIDEO: Fresh Summit Retail Tour: Albertsons, Fullerton, CA

- Retail
FULLERTON, CA—Organizers for the Fresh Summit Retail Tour brought three distinct formats to participants. In Bristol Farms we saw high end. At Grocery Outlet we saw deep discount and with Albertsons we split the difference. 

Fresh Summit Retail Tour: Bristol Farms, Yorba Linda, CA

- Produce with Pamela
I’ve seen a lot of Bristol Farms stores in my day, and I’m never disappointed.

On the Road: Price Chopper’s Market Bistro

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I kind of feel like I was being pranked at this store, that they somehow knew I was luring in Albany this day, because this store looked AMAZING. It's like the merchandisers came through and re-faced everything before I walked in.

On the road: Grocery Outlet

- Produce with Pamela
SEASIDE, CA—There’s a reason I’ve been seeking out Grocery Outlet stores every time I’m nearby. The Emeryville-based chain is the ultimate treasure hunt.