Opinion

Home for Thanksgiving Dinner Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the October 2022 issue of Produce Business. Fall has always been a special time of year for… ... Read More
There’s a Growing Impact of Have A Plant in Foodservice Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the September 2022 issue of Produce Business. The Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) launched the Have… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market Weaving Sustainability Into A Corporate Environment Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the September 2022 issue of Produce Business. On Aug. 16, U.S. President Joe Biden signed a bill… ... Read More
Sustainability for Wholesalers: Addressing Food Waste Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the September 2022 issue of Produce Business. As produce wholesaler-distributors, we are the intermediaries between growers and… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Return to Normalcy (and Growth) at IFPA Show Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the September 2022 issue of Produce Business. After nearly three years of industry disruption caused by the… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought New Foundation For Increased Produce Consumption Fraught With Challenges Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the September 2022 issue of Produce Business. The decision to merge the Produce for Better Health Foundation… ... Read More
Produce on Pizza: Kick it up a Notch Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the August 2022 issue of Produce Business. Pizza is a perennial favorite for Americans, but especially for… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market Tackling Social Sustainability In Fresh Produce Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the August 2022 issue of Produce Business. Social sustainability can best be described as a company’s desire… ... Read More
Get Ready — Winds Of Change Are Blowing Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the August 2022 issue of Produce Business. As a young woman coming into this industry, I have… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective A Disturbing Trend: Epidemic of Indifference Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the August 2022 issue of Produce Business. I’ve observed a disturbing trend in retail produce operations. It’s… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Key to Moving Needle on Consumption Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the August 2022 issue of Produce Business. The case of consumer consumption of produce poses a bit… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Restaurant Dining – Antidote To Heal A Less Civil Nation Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the July 2022 issue of Produce Business. After the pandemic challenged foodservice operators and their suppliers to… ... Read More
Is Variety Specification Crucial For Category Growth In Foodservice? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the June 2022 issue of Produce Business. I recently attended two events where speakers focused on the… ... Read More
EU Plans To Go Green Will Boost Innovation, But Costs Will Rise Too Posted in: European Market, Opinion - By Cindy van Rijswick Originally printed in the June 2022 issue of Produce Business. Companies and citizens of the European… ... Read More
Ripening Is A Science, Yes, But Also An Art Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - By Daniel Corsaro Originally printed in the June 2022 issue of Produce Business. Ripening is an integral component of the… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Inflation, Prices and Profits: It’s A Slippery Slope Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the June 2022 issue of Produce Business. As we move forward in these inflationary times, the pressure… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought There’s Much More to Grapes Than Just Buying And Selling Posted in: Opinion, Proofing, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the June 2022 issue of Produce Business. Each year at The New York Produce Show and Conference,… ... Read More
Growing Demand For Plant-Forward Food Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the May 2022 issue of Produce Business. Plant-forward is now the widely accepted term for menus and… ... Read More
John Vena - Wholesale Market Transportation and Produce Supply Chain Uncertainty Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the May 2022 issue of Produce Business. Paul Revere was worried only about Land and Sea. Today,… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective SKU Expansion: Too Much of a Good Thing? Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the May 2022 issue of Produce Business. The expansion of variety has dominated the retail produce industry… ... Read More
Amela Tomato Wins 2022 FRUIT LOGISTICA Innovation Award Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the May 2022 issue of Produce Business. A new tomato variety by Granada La Palma from Spain… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Remembering Diana Levine Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the May 2022 issue of Produce Business. It was 1985, and as a very young man, I… ... Read More
New UK Exit Referendum Talk In Scotland Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the April 2022 issue of Produce Business. Editor’s note: Prior to the London Produce Show and Conference… ... Read More
What’s Your ROH (Return On Hustle)? Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Wholesalers need to invest in both infrastructure and relationships. Originally printed in the April 2022 issue of Produce Business. One… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Let’s Talk About Labor, The Elephant In The Room Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the April 2022 issue of Produce Business. In the post-pandemic world, one aspect of critical importance to… ... Read More
IFPA Advocacy At Work: Organic Regulations Need To Evolve Posted in: Opinion, Washington Grapevine - By George Szczepanski, Director, Production, Supply Chain & Environmental Policy, International Fresh Produce Association Originally printed in the April 2022… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Signs of Spring: Green Menu Trends Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the April 2022 issue of Produce Business. As we crawl out of winter comfort food trends and… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Building Prosperous Industry Future May Conflict with Desire to Increase Consumption Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the April 2022 issue of Produce Business. There have always been many pathways to success in produce.… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu The Impact Of Gen Z On The Restaurant Industry Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the March 2022 issue of Produce Business. The restaurant industry is continually evolving, responding to food trends,… ... Read More
Freshfel’s Philippe Binard Discusses Opportunities And Obstacles To Increasing Produce Consumption In Europe (Part 2 of 2) Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the March 2022 issue of Produce Business. As we prepare for the London Produce Show and Conference… ... Read More
We Need Social Media To Stay Relevant Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the March 2022 issue of Produce Business. I started working at A&J Produce Corporation last May, thrilled… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Let’s Get The Post-Pandemic Party Started With Produce Snacks Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the March 2022 issue of Produce Business. As the threat from the COVID-19 pandemic winds down, everyone… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought The Redemption of Scrooge And its Lessons for Business Success Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the March 2022 issue of Produce Business. The path to success in business is, to quote Churchill… ... Read More
FreshFel’s Philippe Binard Discusses Opportunities And Obstacles To Increasing Produce Consumption In Europe (Part 1 of 2) Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the February 2022 issue of Produce Business. As we prepare for the London Produce Show and Conference… ... Read More
Food Safety As You’ve Never Thought About It Before Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the February 2022 issue of Produce Business. When we hear the phrase ‘food safety’ in the produce… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective State of Retail Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the February 2022 issue of Produce Business. At the start of every year, entities all over the… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu What If There Were More Irish Pubs In The U.S.? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the February 2022 issue of Produce Business. A friend of mine has been living in Ireland the… ... Read More
The Perishable Pundit George Washington, Winston Churchill And Volodymyr Zelensky In the Ukraine: A Hero Arises To Change The Course Of History Posted in: Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit, Opinion - Originally posted February 28, 2022 on perishablepundit.com. As the Declaration of Independence was being prepared, George Washington issued General Orders… ... Read More
USDA’s Work To Support Supply Chain, Feed Underserved Continues Posted in: Opinion, Washington Grapevine - By Mollie Van Lieu, Vice President of Nutrition and Health, International Fresh Produce Association Originally printed in the January 2022… ... Read More
Emerging Import Challenges in 2022 Posted in: Opinion, Voice of the Industry - Originally printed in the January 2022 issue of Produce Business. Despite a global pandemic that has claimed the lives of… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu How Does Produce Fit with 2022 Menu Trends? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the January 2022 issue of Produce Business. Each fall, the National Restaurant Association partners with the American… ... Read More
New Covent Garden Market’s Annual Trends Report Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the January 2022 issue of Produce Business. New Covent Garden Market, where over 100 wholesale traders supply… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective How Produce Executives Can Manage Expectations in the New Year Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the January 2022 issue of Produce Business. A new year is starting, and you are reviewing the… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Attention Must Be Paid: The Passing of Mel Schwartz Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the January 2022 issue of Produce Business. In these pages, we’ve had the opportunity to showcase the… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu The Future of Carbon Labeling in the Foodservice Industry Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the December 2021 issue of Produce Business. I was on a Zoom meeting recently with foodservice leaders… ... Read More
An Exporter’s Guide to Cracking the U.S. Produce Market Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the December 2021 issue of Produce Business. There is so much opportunity for international growers/shippers within the… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market Turning Isolation Into a Positive Journey Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the December 2021 issue of Produce Business. The words, “You have been tested positive for the COVID… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Maximize Counter-seasonal Sales Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the December 2021 issue of Produce Business. As we approach the end of the year, we must… ... Read More
The Perishable Pundit Triumph In New York Posted in: Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit - Originally published in the December 22, 2021 issue of The Perishable Pundit My wife and I were married in New… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu The Role of Restaurants in Sustainable Agriculture Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the November 2021 issue of Produce Business. Sustainability is a complex issue with many factors affecting whether… ... Read More