Wal-Mart continues sustainable programs with updates, changes

Wal-Mart caused a stir throughout its supply chain when it announced the creation of a sustainability scorecard that would help the retailer meet its ... continue reading »

Stemilt Growers expands unique AppleSweets line

Stemilt Growers Inc. made waves two years ago when it announced a new line of flavor-infused apple slices called AppleSweets. The Wenatchee, Wash.-bas... continue reading »

Potato processor made the choice to go green

There’s no set definition for sustainability, although a number of organizations are working on certifiable definitions. In agriculture, it can m... continue reading »

Apple slices newest addition to Henderson’s Best Apples

When Allan Henderson began his entry into the world of fresh-cut apples slices in 2006, he found it a secretive place in which information was closely... continue reading »

The Grocery Shrink Ray

Prices for food items at the supermarket have been on the rise, and consumers have noticed their shopping budget doesn’t go as far as it used to.... continue reading »

Mann Packing introduces leafy green products to retail customers

Mann Packing Co.’s is almost synonymous with broccoli. That’s no surprise, as the Salinas, Calif.-based grower, shipper and processor is the... continue reading »

New plant, products and people signal growth for processor

Since it’s founding in 1999, Country Fresh Inc. has experienced an annual growth rate of about 40 percent year over year. The fresh-cut processor... continue reading »

Fresh-cut processor helps drive growth of avocado market

For the last 10 years, one company was at the top of the A.C. Nielsen retail sales charts, but few people knew its name. Although the packaging was un... continue reading »

Fresh whole product makes good fresh-cut, too

When fresh-cut processors develop a new product, a lot of research goes in to finding a fruit or vegetable that will handle the cutting process and de... continue reading »

Convenience drives fresh-cut produce packaged with carbs and proteins

The fresh-cut industry may have started with plain lettuce washed and bagged, but it’s grown into a multi-billion dollar industry that is increas... continue reading »