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The Produce Reporter Week in Review – May 22, 2020

- General News
Greg and Pamela discuss the roller coaster $40 million contract awarded to Ben Holtz of California Avocados Direct in the USDA's Farmers to Families Food Box program, the controversy unfolding from the selection process, and how the majority of contracts are business as usual.

Amazon turns Whole Foods stores dark in online grocery catch-up

- Produce with Pamela
The back-and-forth of Amazon Prime grocery and Amazon Fresh contraction and expansion over the past three years has been a puzzler for me. Amazon is an e-commerce company. They bought a grocery store. Why was this not a better marriage?

Vertical farm Plenty expands to Bay Area Whole Foods, Safeway locations

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Select Whole Foods Market and Safeway locations join Draeger's, Andronico's and Berkeley Bowl to debut Plenty's leafy greens in stores across the Bay Area.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review: May 24, 2019

- Produce with Pamela
Greg and Pamela discuss the California cherry nightmare, and see how Whole Foods' produce bags stack up against the competition. 

Whole Foods reduces plastic with smaller produce bags, straw removal

- Retail
The company is the first U.S. retailer to remove plastic straws chain-wide.

Amazon “primed” for discounts…that haven’t delivered

- Analysis
At what point do we give up on the Whole Paycheck battle and embrace the higher end?

Whole Foods to lower prices on fresh produce

- Retail

Whole Foods plans to cut prices on hundreds of items, including fresh produce, according to an …

Retail stocks gasp at Amazon grocery news

- Analysis
At approximately 12:38 Eastern Standard Time, the world of grocery stocks took a deep breath…and dropped.

Walmart is outpacing Amazon in e-grocery

- Produce with Pamela
Walmart is pulling ahead of Amazon for online grocery shoppers, and I know why. It’s fresh food.

Whole Foods raises prices on hundreds of items

- Retail
Whole Foods plans to raise prices on hundreds of items, going away from its pledge to offer lower prices.