Opinion

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
Nic Jooste, European Market THE GREY FOXES OF CIRCULAR PACKAGING Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. In modern society, all good marketing intentions come to naught… ... Read More
John Vena - Wholesale Market A Wholesaler’s Value To A Shipper Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. My grandfather, John Vena, who founded our family produce business… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought What 35 Years Has Delivered Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. It was 35 years ago around four in the morning… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective “It Was the Best of Times” Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. The time was Fall 1985. The place was San Francisco.… ... Read More
Staying Put This Time In The Eye Of A Storm Posted in: Jim Prevor's Poems, Opinion - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Which is better?To live with the threat of an earthquake…Or… ... Read More
COVID-19’s Effect On Produce In Online Grocery Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion, Research Perspective - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. By Yuni Sameshima, CEO and Co-Founder, Chicory Online grocery was… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Creating Successor Plans And Career Paths In Your Store Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. During times of uncertainty, is a good idea to review… ... Read More
Girl Power On The Philly Market Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. By Tracie Levin “Who run the world…GIRLS!” This iconic line… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Will A PMA/United Merger Be The New Imperative? Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. Over at the Perishable Pundit, we’ve been having a dialog… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Prolonged Uncertainty Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. When shelter-at-home orders started, foodservice operators were nervous. How long… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market Sustainable Packaging Solutions Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. In November 2018, I wrote about the unique position of… ... Read More
Global Pandemic Drives Fresh Produce Sales and Improved Eating Habits Posted in: Comments and Analysis, Opinion, Research Perspective - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. Rachael Ryan, Senior Manager of Research & Strategy, Provoke Insights… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Hope Amidst Challenging Times Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. My wife, Debbie, was pregnant, with my eldest son, William,… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Buyers, Stay Connected With Your Suppliers Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. In these uncertain times with the COVID-19 pandemic, communication between… ... Read More
The Secret to Success With Organics Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. What’s the secret to making your Organics Department a success?… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market Putting Privilege Into Perspective Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. Recently I came across a quote from an unknown person:… ... Read More
Amy Myrdal Miller - Produce on the Menu Will Interest in Immunity Boost Produce Sales in Restaurants? Posted in: Opinion, Produce on the Menu - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. Since mid-March when stay-at-home orders were announced around the country,… ... Read More
Nic Jooste, European Market A Wake-Up Call From My Generation Z Son Posted in: European Market, Opinion - Originally printed in the July 2020 issue of Produce Business. Some weeks ago, I decided that I wanted to write… ... Read More
Wholesalers Rise Above Competition To Serve A Greater Need Posted in: Opinion, Wholesale Market - Originally printed in the July 2020 issue of Produce Business. As wholesalers in the produce industry, we spend our lives… ... Read More
Don Harris - Retail Perspective Challenge To This Year’s 40-under-Forty (And The Companies Behind Them) Posted in: Opinion, Retail Perspective - Originally printed in the July 2020 issue of Produce Business. The development and growth of the produce industry depends upon… ... Read More
Jim Prevor - The Fruits of Thought Policies Without Quantification Bankrupt Us All Posted in: Opinion, The Fruits of Thought - Originally printed in the July 2020 issue of Produce Business. The big advantage business has is bankruptcy. If management doesn’t… ... Read More