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On the Road: Nob Hill Foods, Capitola, CA

- Retail

It’s been a while since I visited a Raley’s BB #:114741 banner, and this Nob Hill …

How raspberries became snackable

- Produce with Pamela
Behind the scenes, there’s a great explanation of raspberries steep increase in volume, consumption, and share of the category.  

A Plant-Based kick in the teeth

- Produce with Pamela
My inbox is overloaded with keyword news alerts. The amount of “plant based” news that has little to do with fruits and vegetables is astounding – and, frankly, kind of depressing sometimes.

PHOTOS: Walmart refreshes produce department

- Featured
Gone are the citrus fruits and purple organics signage along the wet rack, replaced with the signature Walmart blue denoting “Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Local, Organic.”

Yowzers – this pepper brings the sweet heat

- General News
I'm a big fan of getting to try all kinds of new produce coming to market, so when Mastronardi Produce asked to send me some new items to try, you know I'm all over it. 

What MrBeast burger taught me about ghost kitchens

- Produce with Pamela
Ghost kitchens are great for expanding concepts, but not so great for an immersive experience.

These onions don’t bite

- Featured
Being back in-person at a trade show means I get a chance to see new products up close, and often take them home with me.

Insights from the Power of Produce

- General News
The Food Industry Association’s annual research, presented by Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics on April 7, looks at how produce performed from multiple angles including sales data and consumer surveys.

Broccoli: the veggie MVP?

- Produce with Pamela
According to a survey conducted by burger chain Red Robin, 39 percent of Americans recently “embraced veggies” over the past year, with spinach, kale, broccoli, and cauliflower topping the list of new vegetables they’ve tried.

Just how popular is that TikTok feta tomato pasta?

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According to the latest IRI sales data analyzed by the Produce Marketing Association, cherry tomato sales in the week ending January 24 were 29% higher than the same week last year.