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Texas Retail: Distribution and fulfillment

- Produce Blueprints
Several large retailers continue to build and open distribution centers in Texas for online ordering, pickup at the store, and home delivery, says Gary Huddleston, a grocery industry consultant for the Texas Retailers Association.

Texas Retail: Beyond numbers

- Produce Blueprints
While dollar stores may have many locations, they aren’t necessarily the most popular places to shop, according to research firm Wisevoter, which ranked grocery chains based on foot traffic.

Texas Retail: The players

- Produce Blueprints
Known for barbeque, longhorns, oil, football, and a wealth of crops, the Lone Star State also is the site of a highly competitive retail grocery market.

Advocacy in action: TIPA hosts second produce giveaway in Austin

- Featured
This was the second April in Austin event TIPA organized. From talking to participants, the grass-roots lobbying efforts were fruitful, with direct contact with lawmakers, and raising awareness for issues affecting the Texas produce industry.

Gordon Food Service Stores expand into Texas

- Retail
Gordon Food Service, a privately held and family-managed foodservice distributor with operations in the U.S. and Canada, today announced it will open six new Gordon Food Service Stores in the greater Houston area to serve local restaurants, food operations and the public.

IFPA takes industry advocacy on the road in Texas

- General News
International Fresh Produce Association’s Rebeckah Adcock and John Hollay traveled to Texas the first week of March to bring IFPA’s advocacy priorities to industry members, partners and policy makers.

South Texas Onion producers vote to continue the Federal Marketing Order

- General News
USDA today announced that producers of south Texas onions voted to continue their marketing order program.

TX1015 Sweet Onions hosts inaugural Restaurant Week

- General News
The Texas 1015 Sweet Onion (TX1015) marketing campaign wrapped up the inaugural TX1015 Sweet Onion Restaurant week promotion on May 8th.

South Texas Onion Committee seeks new members

- General News
The South Texas Onion Committee (STOC) is currently seeking producer and handler nominees for Districts 1 (Coastal Bend + Rio Grande Valley) & District 2 (Uvalde-Wintergarden region).

USDA to conduct vote on South Texas Onion Marketing Order

- General News
USDA today announced that it will conduct another referendum among South Texas onion producers to determine their level of support for continuing their federal marketing order.