Marketing

United Fresh releases FreshFacts on Retail Q2 2019

The Q2 2019 issue of United Fresh’s FreshFacts on Retail is now available to download from the publications library of the United Fresh website. This quarterly report measures retail price and sales trends for the top... more »

New Jersey ag secretary makes Jersey Fresh peach visit

New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher on Aug. 1 highlighted National Peach Month with a visit to Circle M Farms in Mannington in Salem County. Fisher, along with state and local officials, toured... more »

Georgia farm leads in apple orchard contest

Folks across the country are voting online for their favorite apple orchards in a contest organized by USA Today's 10Best.com. Twenty orchards are involved in the online contest, featuring orchards in California, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan,... more »

Riveridge announces new hires, promotions

Sparta, Michigan’s Riveridge Produce Marketing recently announced a number of new hires and promotions throughout its vertically-integrated company. The company is grower, packer, shipper and marketer of produce. It sells about half of Michigan's fresh... more »

Fruit commodity groups get millions for trade promotion

The USDA recently awarded no less than $100 million for trade promotion meant to help U.S. agricultural interests including fruit commodity groups identify and access new export markets. The effort is one part of an... more »

Scientists create single-use edible dishware made from apples

A few years ago, biotechnologists from Samara State Technical University took up the development of edible food film, which could reduce the amount of waste from traditional plastic packaging. According to a July 18 report... more »

Pear Bureau Northwest has shoppable recipe technology on website

As part of several innovative tactics being implemented for the 2019-20 Northwest pear season, Pear Bureau Northwest has officially launched technology on its consumer website to make its pear recipes shoppable to consumers. The tool allows... more »

USDA drops grade standards for peaches, nectarines, apricots

The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) on July 16 rolled out a final rule that removes voluntary U.S. grade standards for fresh peaches, nectarines and apricots from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). AMS removed from... more »


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