Opinion

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
Nic Jooste, European Market 25 YEARS, 25 PROJECTS, 27 COLUMNS Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the November 2021 issue of Produce Business. In November 1996 – exactly 25 years ago – I… ... Read More
Guess Again Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the November 2021 issue of Produce Business. Everyone in the produce industry is accustomed to expecting the… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Last Chance to Speak Up Posted in: Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the November 2021 issue of Produce Business. As the leaves begin to fall and the beginning of… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought The Reality of A Parent’s Limitations Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the November 2021 issue of Produce Business. Our children are the focus of many dreams. My second-born… ... Read More
Tackling Food Waste… At Home and On NYC’s Streets Posted in: Opinion, Voice of the Industry - Originally printed in the October 2021 issue of Produce Business. Globally, 1.4 billion tons of food are wasted each year.… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu The Pitfalls And Perils For Produce As Restaurants Recover Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the October 2021 issue of Produce Business. Any of us who enjoy eating in restaurants recognize it’s… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market The Magic Of Fresh Produce Trade Shows Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the October 2021 issue of Produce Business. This morning I watched the video report of last year’s… ... Read More
New Ways of Working Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the October 2021 issue of Produce Business. Back in March of 2020 when the pandemic made its… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Best Path Forward Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the October 2021 issue of Produce Business. As we move forward in 2021, it seems the pandemic… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought The Great Resignation And The Joy of Produce Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the October 2021 issue of Produce Business. All over the country, businesses are experiencing difficulty getting fully… ... Read More
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