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OPS announces 2023 retailer roundtable

- General News
As changes to the grocery business come fast and furious, and their impact on fresh produce is more pronounced, leaders from three of the nation’s most progressive grocery operations will discuss the future of supermarket retailing and the role of fresh produce during the Retailer Roundtable keynote presentation at Organic Produce Summit 2023 this July in Monterey, CA. 

OPS 2023 announces ed session on sustainability compliance

- General News
As more retail organizations request sustainability information from their suppliers, opportunities exist to bring buyers and producers together using survey data to improve their respective operations.

OPN announces new VP of Events

- General News
Organic Produce Network (OPN) has announced the addition of Rachelle Schulken to its team in the newly created position of Vice President of Events.

Plant-based athletes: new OPS Ed Session announced

- General News
As plant-based and vegetarian meals continue to gain in popularity, world-class athletes are helping to lead the trend by abandoning traditional meat protein-based diets for plant-based ones and touting their benefits for health and athletic performance.

OPS ed session announcement: preparing for new Organic Enforcement Rule

- General News
Designed to increase the oversight and enforcement of the production, handling, and sales of organic products throughout the supply chain, the Strengthening Organic Enforcement (SOE) rule is set to take effect in March 2024.

Divert, Inc. CEO to deliver keynote at OPS 2023

- General News
Every year, the United States generates more than 100 million tons of wasted food—the majority of it being fresh fruits and vegetables—with over 50 percent going to landfills or incinerators.

OPS 2023 attendee registration opens with new events planned

- General News
With general and retailer registration now open and planning well underway for educational sessions and keynote presentations, Organic Produce Summit 2023, which will be held July 12-13 in Monterey, CA is poised to be the largest yet and will include some fresh and new activities for all participants.

OPS 2023 announces first education session

- General News
The continued growth of CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture) and how producers, retailers, and consumers are responding to fresh produce items grown indoors will be the subject of the first-announced educational session at Organic Produce Summit 2023.

Branding brings differentiation to retail, but it depends on expectations 

- Featured
Private labels account for about 18% of the overall market and are posting double digit growth, and consumer – and retailer – attitudes toward their presence on the shelves are changing.  

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – July 15, 2022

- Analysis
Pamela and Greg discuss how organic produce is doing in a struggling economy, as she checks in from a busy Organic Produce Summit expo floor.