Opinion

Post-pandemic Appreciation of Produce Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion - Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business. Nobody really knows what the future for online grocery shopping… ... Read More
Grocery E-Commerce — Opportunity Remains Posted in: Opinion, Research Perspective - Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business. By Anne-Marie Roerink, President, 210 Analytics Grocery e-commerce has been… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought How Best To Boost Produce Consumption Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business. How best to increase the consumption of fresh fruit and… ... Read More
The Power of Influencer Engagement Posted in: Opinion, Voice of the Industry - Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business. Consumers increasingly trust a range of influencers to inform their… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Can Produce Provide Both Comfort And Health on American Menus? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business. Unless you have been living under a rock the past… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market Will The Office Environment Ever Be The Same? Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business. It feels like a lifetime ago that we were able… ... Read More
A Year That Will Never Be Forgotten Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business. I have often thought of my father, Stephen D’Arrigo, these… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Produce Professionals…. A Dying Breed? Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business. Facing the challenges of the pandemic has triggered many of… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - Comments and Analysis Much More Data Needed in Studying Food Pantries Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion - Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business. There is little question that giving away anything for free… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Working-from-Home Pros and Cons Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business. As society transitions into a post-pandemic world, the question of… ... Read More
Four Signs that Food Pantries Improve the Diets of Low-income People Posted in: Opinion, Research Perspective - By Heather Eicher-Miller, Associate Professor of Nutrition Science, Purdue University Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of Produce Business.… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu What Do Diners Want from Restaurants? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. More and more Americans are getting vaccinated every day. Restaurants… ... Read More
New Initiatives in Southern Hemisphere Posted in: European Market, Opinion, Proofing - Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. The Southern Hemisphere Association of Fresh Fruit Exporters (SHAFFE) was… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Managing Customer Perceptions in the “New Normal” Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. As we move closer to the end of the pandemic… ... Read More
Retail Success May Be Hard To Sustain Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion - Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. Though the produce category had a record year at retail… ... Read More
GETTING A FEEL FOR TODAY’S FRESH PRODUCE CONSUMER: How Sentiment is Driving Behaviors and Purchases Posted in: Opinion, Research Perspective - By Rick Stein, Vice President, Fresh Foods, FMI Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. We talk… ... Read More
Finding a Home for Every Piece of Produce Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Imagine you’re a farmer. You’ve spent the entire growing season investing your energy and passion into growing delicious, high-quality, good-for-you… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought How United and PMA Got There — Three Lessons Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. There was a time when the association that is now… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market FIVE-STEP PROCESS TO SUSTAINABILITY Posted in: European Market, Opinion, Uncategorized - Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business. In my column of February 2021 (Sustainability & CSR: What… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Tough Questions For The Post-Pandemic Future Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business. As we move into the second year of our pandemic-created… ... Read More
How Farming Makes You a Better Wholesaler Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce Business. My name is Andreas Schindler and, together with my father… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought What Happens Next? Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - The world may well change in important ways due to the pandemic. We must position ourselves to seize success in… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Produce on the Menu: What Produce Items Do Chefs Love? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - It’s no secret chefs love produce. I reached out to my nationwide network to ask what produce item they most… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market European Market: Sustainability & CSR: What Is It All About? Posted in: European Market, Opinion - In June 1992, at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, more than 178 countries adopted Agenda 21, a… ... Read More
Wholesale Market: Positive Changes Also Came From The Pandemic Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - The concept of a pandemic has been portrayed in movies, sci-fi books, medical journals and contemplated by agencies across the… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Retail Perspective: Preparing For The ‘New’ Normal Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - As we face the new world created by the COVID-19 pandemic, we must resort to an unconventional approach to our… ... Read More
Three Types of Change to Consider Post-Pandemic Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion - Our projection is that most of the behavioral change we observed during the pandemic will be consciously tossed aside as… ... Read More
Pandemic Reveals New Ingredients Driving Growth in Fresh Food Posted in: Opinion, Research Perspective - By Barb Renner, vice chairman, Deloitte LLP, and U.S. consumer products leader, and Brian Baker, managing director, retail and consumer… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Innovation Suffers At The Hands Of Private Label Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the February 2021 issue of Produce Business. The prosperity of the produce industry depends crucially on two… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Will 2021 Be the Year of the Potato? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Research from Datassential tells us potatoes are American’s most loved vegetable, and the Produce for Better Health Foundation 2020 State… ... Read More
Culture is Core Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. Whether you are a small business with only a few… ... Read More
Top Seven Trends for Fresh Produce in 2021 Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion, Research Perspective - Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. By Raul Fernandez, President, Breakthrough Solutions The year 2020 has… ... Read More
Fresh Opportunities Under Biden Administration Posted in: Opinion, Washington Grapevine - Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. United Fresh is looking forward with confidence to building a… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Brighter Light at End of the Tunnel Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. With the start the new year, it is always appropriate… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Wishing Joe Biden Well Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. So we have a new President, the Democrats control both… ... Read More
A Fresh Take on (Shelf) Life Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion, Research Perspective - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. By Rick Stein, Vice President of Fresh Foods, FMI—The Food… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Cross-Training Versus COVID-19 Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. In a world where everyone is searching for the “new… ... Read More
We Produce-Industry Lifers Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. “So, what is it like working with your family… I… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market Fresh Data Leads To Successful Retail Decisions Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. When I started my career in marketing and strategic management,… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Can Produce Be Positioned As A Luxury on American Menus? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. During a recent presentation to a group of produce industry… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought The Triumph of Hope Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. It has been quite a year. COVID-19 and a big… ... Read More
Marketing And Selling To Gen Z And Millennials: The Do’s And Don’ts Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. In February 2020, my father Nic Jooste wrote a column… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Planning for the Unknown Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. As we enter the month of November, our minds turn… ... Read More
Working from Home… A Mom’s Perspective Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. One of the many hats I wear is that of… ... Read More
Opinion Selecting A President: The Challenge Of Deferring To Excellence In A Democracy Posted in: Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit, Opinion - EXCERPTED from PERISHABLEPUNDIT 10/31/20 It is said that Will Rogers, the famous American humorist, used to include in his act… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu What Will Influence Menu Innovation in 2021? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. In the opening general session of the recent Produce for… ... Read More
Fresh Look on Family Holidays Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion, Research Perspective - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. By Rick Stein, Vice President, Fresh Foods, FMI, The Food… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought COVID Vaccines Are Just The Beginning Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. With the announcement of what seems to be highly effective… ... Read More
Considering Need for Touch in Online Produce Retailing! Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion, Research Perspective - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. By Frauke Kühn, PhD Student Marketing, and Marcel Lichters, Assistant… ... Read More
Lessons from Loss…Creativity and Connections Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Year 2020 has been marked with loss for families and… ... Read More