Much More Data Needed in Studying Food Pantries

There is little question that giving away anything for free tends to increase use or consumption of that item. If we give away healthy produce, but people still have to pay for unhealthy items, people’s diets will likely show some shift to healthier items. Despite its claims, the report below provides no evidence that 300 […]

Retail perspective: Managing Customer Perceptions in the ‘New Normal’

Tesco CEO discusses current supermarket environment, support for others

Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. As we move closer to the end of the pandemic and what will be, the “new normal” for the world and our produce industry, certain aspects of what will become normal operations must be examined to make sure they do not cause any undue degradation of […]

Healthy food campaigns aimed at kids, adults, kick off in UK

Two campaigns to get UK consumers and kids to eat more healthy foods have kicked off – with retailer Sainsbury’s launching a new brand effort called Help Everyone Eat Better and ITV and Veg Power combining forces on the third year of Eat Them To Defeat Them. Sainsbury’s will deliver its advertising initiative around the […]

In U.S. and across globe, retail success may be hard to sustain

Originally printed in the April 2021 issue of Produce Business. Though the produce category had a record year at retail in 2020, foodservice was, of course, way down as so many restaurants were closed as were institutions such as schools and their lunch and meal programs. The statistics are not all in yet, but there is […]

IFCO’s European Lift Lock containers become Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver

Reusable plastic container company IFCO announced its Lift Lock range in Europe has achieved Cradle to Cradle Certified (Version 3.1) status at the Silver level, become the first fresh-food RPCs to meet the sustainability standard. The European Lift Lock containers, which are optimized for fruits and vegetables as well as other food products, also earned […]

Making positive changes also came from the pandemic

New Covent Garden Market tenants call for clarity over lockdown and Brexit

The concept of a pandemic has been portrayed in movies, sci-fi books, medical journals and contemplated by agencies across the globe. The big picture issues are obvious: food scarcity, stress on medical supplies and services, global cooperation and competition for resources, social upheaval, loss of life, and the light at the end of the tunnel… […]