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Retail banana pricing is…bananas

- Produce with Pamela
When it comes to bananas, there’s a reason we use the word interchangeably with descriptions for insanity. It is nearly impossible to make sense of how this all continues to operate the way it does.  

See Lowes Foods’ lighthearted take on a fresh-cut promotion

- Produce with Pamela
Lowes Foods is promoting its Pick & Prep value-added fresh produce with a lighthearted spoof on personal injury attorney advertisements.

Who buys watercress on a whim, and more COVID-19 consumer trends

- Produce with Pamela
Anne-Marie Roerink and I are back to talk about consumer trends amid the COVID-19 crisis. This week we have the latest sales numbers, and how July 4 was surprisingly strong, despite the single-digit growth. 

Sneak peek: PMA Foodservice Delivered virtual platform

- Produce with Pamela
PMA reached out to me to see if I’d like a tour of the new Foodservice Delivered platform, and you know I’m all about tours, virtual or in-person.

Cooking with Kaboom! black jalapeños

- General News
At first nibble, Ike declared them no hotter than a bell pepper, but then I had him try the membrane and seeds, where all the heat is on a pepper. 

Summer fruit needs a boost

- Produce with Pamela
Oranges have proven impulse-proof week after week. How can we give the rest of the department the boost it needs? 

Quarantine Kitchen doldrums are real    

- Produce with Pamela
This is where I need not just ideas but an entire meal plan – breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Just tell me what to buy, when, here, and how to make it.

Gen Z shops online, isn’t satisfied with it

- Produce with Pamela
The online shopping industry is full of customized features, digital try-ons, and savvy algorithms that pop up customized ads and deals--except in grocery.

Hello again, meal kits

- Produce with Pamela
I just wanted someone to take the thinking away from me, but also not feed my family burgers, fried chicken, or pizza – their usual choices for takeout.

Summer stone fruit taste test

- Produce with Pamela
I decided to see what my boys thought of the peaches, plums, and apricots. Kids being kids, they had mixed reviews and can't be scripted.