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January 20, 2022

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The Year Ahead: Gauging demand, consumption & shopping habits A number of questions face the industry when it comes to consumer behavior in 2022:
Will consumers continue shopping online?
“One challenge [prior to Covid] was the feeling that consumers needed to see, touch, and pick out their produce,” says ...
Good Foods promotes director to EVP & President of Operations, Mexico PLEASANT PRAIRIE, Wis. – Good Foods, BB #:326876 a leader of plant based dips and good-for-you products, announces the promotion of Juan Larios to EVP & President of Operations, Mexico.
Larios will work with Good Foods executive team to ensure ...
GRAPHIC: Broccoli prices rise before weather problems Broccoli volume was up from Mexico and California in the fourth quarter of 2021, but that didn’t cause prices to fall.
Shipping point and terminal market prices were higher than the previous two years, and so higher prices followed at ...
Castellini to focus on supply chain services in transformation plan Cincinnati, Ohio (January 19, 2022) Playing to its strengths in supply chain support services, the Castellini Group of Companies BB #:102397 implemented the final phase of its plan to transform the 125-year-old produce company into an indispensable asset in the ...
Plenty appoints agritech veteran to CEO SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Plenty Unlimited Inc. BB #:356949, an indoor, vertical farming technology company that can grow clean produce year round, anywhere in the world, today announced the appointment of Arama Kukutai as Chief Executive Officer.
Mr. ...
Latest USDA Pesticide Data Program report finds more than 99 percent of samples below benchmark... WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today published the 2020 Pesticide Data Program (PDP) Annual Summary. The summary shows that more than 99 percent of the samples tested had pesticide residues below benchmark levels established by ...
7-Eleven waives delivery fees with 7NOW app IRVING, Texas, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — No delivery fee? Yes, please! 7-Eleven Delivery BB #:105528 through the 7NOW app just got a reward-worthy upgrade that rounds out the brand’s best-in-class delivery offerings.
With the new 7NOW Gold Pass subscription ...
Why economics is the dismal science Inflation in food prices this year will not exactly be grinding to a halt, according to USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS), but it will measurably slow down.
The ERS forecast, as of Dec. 25, is that food prices will inflate ...
FPAA: ‘There is a clear market preference for the Mexican cucumber’ NOGALES, Az. (January 19, 2022) The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) recently issued reports summarizing its findings from its investigations on the U.S. cucumber and squash industries and the effect that imports had on seasonal growers. The ITC’s reports provided ...
GrubMarket expands into Nevada through acquisition SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — GrubMarket BB #:301166 today announced it has completed the acquisition of Terra Exports BB #:284340, a Las Vegas, Nevada-based company that distributes fresh produce to and from over 65 countries around the world, ...

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