Opinion

Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Finding Those Potato Moments Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. I was in North Dakota recently visiting family up and… ... Read More
How Produce Wholesale/Distribution Curates Community Culture Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. “Celebrating Our Food… Our Culture” … “Bringing your homeland closer… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective How ‘Margin Creep’ Kills the ‘Golden Goose’ Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. There is a concern that is being circulated throughout the… ... Read More
The Perishable Pundit Want to Help the World While Helping the Industry? Reduce Online Out-of-stocks Posted in: Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit, Opinion - Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. The produce shelves of today’s retail stores are filled with… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought What If Instacart Becomes A Retailer? Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. My eldest son, William, is a student at Cornell University.… ... Read More
Will Salad Bars Return To Give Produce Sales a Boost? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. Students from kindergarten through college have spent the past year… ... Read More
Pandemic and Brexit Hit UK Traders Hard Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. Wholesale traders across the globe pride themselves on their ability… ... Read More
A Vow for Continuous Improvement Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. To be a wholesaler in Boston, as far a major… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Make It Personal Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. One of the best things about the produce industry year… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Amidst Optimism, There Are Societal Breakdowns Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business. In many ways, this is a time for optimism. With… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Sustainability, Food Waste And the U.S. Foodservice Industry Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. Nearly everyone in the food and agriculture space has been… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market Lessons Drawn From Sustainable Rice Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. When I first met Jim Prevor, I was already long… ... Read More
Generation Z, Sustainable Purchasing And the Connection with Agriculture Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. As our natural food systems weaken and no longer seem… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Set Clear Expectations Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. In order to establish a clear path for your operations… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Sustainability, Food Waste and the U.S. Foodservice Industry Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. Nearly everyone in the food and agriculture space has been… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Foodservice Differentiation Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. With the pandemic receding, the restaurant industry is recuperating, and… ... Read More
The Perishable Pundit A Produce Industry Victory In The US Supreme Court Posted in: Jim Prevor's Perishable Pundit - Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. It is not all that often that a produce company… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu An Inspiring Conversation With Chef Paul Bartolotta Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business. While the retail grocery business has been booming during the… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market Fresh, with a Bite and a Zing Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business. Food is a central theme during meetings between individuals who… ... Read More
Building Off What Got Us Here Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business. To be a wholesaler located on the Hunts Point Market… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Impulse Buying… A Key to Success Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the June 2021 issue of Produce Business. As the economy begins to reopen and restrictions are easing… ... 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 - 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
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
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
Pandemic Reveals New Ingredients Driving Growth in Fresh Food Posted in: Opinion, Research Perspective/Comments and Analysis - 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
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
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