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The people behind the products

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NEW ORLEANS — Yesterday, The Produce News showed you what produce items exhibitors were jazzed about at PMA Fresh Summit 2017, but today we’re giving you a bit of a different perspective from the trade show floor. Follow along as Maggie Giuffrida introduces you to the people behind the products.

Publix adds contactless pay options
Publix has rolled out contactless pay to all its stores, including GreenWise Market. This is one more measure Publix is taking to protect the health and well-being of its customers and associates during the coronavirus pandemic. A contactless payment is made by placing a smartphone or contactless pay-enabled credit or Read More ...
CAC responding to challenges presented by coronavirus pandemic
As the ripples of the coronavirus situation spread, the California Avocado Commission is responding with rapid changes in their marketing plans, grower communications and office operations. “The commission has been extensively reevaluating each CAC activity in light of societal shifts and sensitivities and adjusting our Read More ...
Industry needs aggressive retail promotions to move large spring melon crop
Coming off a short watermelon crop out of southern Mexico during the winter months with extremely high prices, a sudden increase in volume as the northern Mexico production has gotten under way has led to a sharp drop in prices, according to John Gee, vice president of sales for Eagle Eye Produce, who is currently Read More ...
US Foods partners with retailers nationwide
US Foods Holding Corp. has secured approximately 20 retail distribution partnerships across national grocery store chains, wholesale grocers and consumer packaged goods brands. To date, more than 700 US Foods distribution associates have been temporarily contracted to support this work. These associates are primarily in Read More ...
Vanguard continues to combat COVID-19 challenges
The impacts of COVID-19 on the fresh produce industry are fast-moving. Unfortunately, this virus is spreading quickly around the entire globe. A regional issue has become a global one and most countries across the globe are responding with closed borders, complete lockdowns and transportation limitations. With so much Read More ...

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