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Spring foodservice sales down $120 billion in US amid COVID-19

Total foodservice sales in the U.S. from March to May were off in excess of $120 billion, according a report from the National Restaurant Association.... continue reading »

Column: COVID-19 creates unprecedented times for food supply chain

Unprecedented is an adjective that has been used frequently this spring. Aptly so. The shutdowns and stay-at-home orders that have taken place due ... continue reading »

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California grower buries lettuce in lieu of foodservice market woes

There should be tractors rumbling across Jack Vessey’s ranch, pulling wagons full of fresh-cut romaine lettuce to be packed and shipped to restauran... continue reading »

USDA urged to aid specialty crop supply chain by Congress, produce industry

On April 7, Congressmen Jimmy Panetta (D-California), Fred Upton (R-Michigan), Jim Costa (D-California) and Doug LaMalfa (R-California) led 108 member... continue reading »

Agriculture groups urge USDA to take action to assist with foodservice effects

A coalition of agriculture groups is urging the U.S. Department of Agriculture to “take swift action” to help stabilize markets affected by the CO... continue reading »

Potato-centric fast food chain reopened in UK by Albert Bartlett

A defunct potato-centric fast food chain is being revived by a longtime growing firm in the UK. Spudulike, which debuted in 1974 but ceased operati... continue reading »

Okanagan Specialty Fruits introduces non-browning Arctic apple slices

Okanagan Specialty Fruits (OSF) introduced non-browning Arctic apple fresh slices to a receptive foodservice industry at the Produce Marketing Associa... continue reading »

Genera gets funding for agricultural-based food packaging plant in Tennessee

Genera has secured more than $118 million in a new investment for an initial manufacturing facility to produce its Earthable line of sustainable agri... continue reading »

California lettuce grower and salad processor enter partnership

Church Brothers Farms and FiveStar Gourmet Foods have entered into a formal partnership. The companies say this will enable them to expand their respe... continue reading »

Women’s Foodservice Forum CEO Hattie Hill to retire

The Women’s Foodservice Forum (WFF) announced March 13 that Hattie Hill will retire as President and CEO. She will remain with the organization unti... continue reading »