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PMA InSight: What’s on my mind for 2020
As we look ahead to 2020, I’d like to explore some of the consumer trends discussed at Fresh Summit 2019 during the State of the Industry Forum, as well as some opportunities revealed in the 2020 PMA Environmental Scan. TechnologyIt’s predicted that technology will continue to revolutionize the in-store experience for consumers by giving them more opportunities to engage with products. Sixty-five percent of digital consumers... Read more

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Retailers can help in promoting produce come holiday time
When it comes to the holidays, people are super busy, and cooking and shopping can become stressful. That’s why it’s important that supermarkets make it easy for them. Putting together recipe baskets — adding fresh produce items with meals and including a recipe card — can do wonders for total sales. For hard to handle items like winter squash, retailers... Read more

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Lakeside Organic Gardens explains philosophy in new video
During the recent Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA, Lakeside Organic Gardens introduced a new video to help inform its customers of its philosophy and commitment to the organic sector. “We are a vertically integrated company and our video portrays all facets of growing, harvesting, cooling, selling and shipping,” said Marliese... Read more


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Produce industry veteran John Lazopoulos Jr. takes on new role with World Fresh Produce
On Dec. 5, World Fresh Produce Inc., headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, announced that John Lazopoulos Jr., a produce industry veteran, had joined the leading grower, importer and shipper as vice president of operations. Lazopoulos started his nearly 40-year career in the fresh produce industry... Read more