VOL. 70 | Back-To-School




Articles in This Issue


A Closer Look at HMC Farms® Compostable Packaging

Precious gems can be carried in the most luxurious of vessels, why should fresh produce be any different? HMC Farms® latest packaging innovation elevates this idea and the already-strong value...

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A Closer Look at Gwillimdale Farms Conscious Consumption™

Natural. Conscientious. Innovative. These words and more are the benchmarks of Gwillimdale Farms as it pursues a repeat spot within shoppers’ homes. The idea of the Conscious Consumption™ line is...

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A Closer Look at Giumarra Companies Fuyu Persimmons

Do You Fuyu™? Just those three words were enough to pique your interest, at least long enough to make it to the end of another sentence in this article. Giumarra Companies is no stranger to the...

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Apples Snapshot

The weather is cooling down, the leaves are beginning to turn, and consumers are looking to the apple category for all of their upcoming fall needs. The produce aisle abounds with a whole host of...

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Industry Spotlight: Pears and People

Growing pears at a high elevation can be tricky, but our industry has this category in hand with legacy growers at the helm. Fourth-generation farmer Erica Bland knows a thing or two about growing...

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Changing the Narrative

Rewriting this ag narrative, the grower is taking major steps to protect farmers and the future of fresh. Aaron Brookes and Maricela Adrian detail...

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Shifting the Umami Paradigm

As consumers look to this sought-after flavor, the mushroom maven's Michael Stephan details a category climb and what it means for buyers...

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Leaning Local: A Q&A With Meghan Diaz, Senior Category Manager of Local in Florida, Sprouts Farmers Market

Sprouts Farmers Market's Senior Category Manager of Local in Florida walks us through the grocer's fresh-forward, flavor-centric strategy...

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The Circle of Produce

The Bee Sweet Citrus Director takes a beat to outline the supplier's advantageous program that continues to satisfy year-round demand...

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A Slice of Paradise: A Q&A With Tiffany Sabelli, Director of Sales, Pure Flavor®

Harnessing the power of the sun, the greenhouse grower rolls out this unique offering to shake up the melon category. Tiffany Sabelli details...

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Underneath the Spotlight: The Year of Growth

From seed to retail, the greenhouse maven implements top-tier innovations to ensure ongoing growth. Joe Spano and Dan Branson discuss...

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Back-To-School Snackchat

In our exclusive back-to-school feature, we chat with these industry luminaries to hear what products are landing in baskets this time of year...

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Issue 70 September - Editor's Letter

Cracking wide the chrysalis of the fresh produce industry, our own Editor in Chief stands at the precipice of change...

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My Favorite Things Cynthia Haskins, President and Chief Executive Officer, New York Apple Association

From local art galleries to a day at the spa, find out what sparks inspiration for the New York Apple Association's President and CEO...

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