Health, Sustainability and The Younger Diners Of Today’s Restaurants: How The Produce Industry Can Ride the Wave

Interest in health and sustainability — and plant-centered foods — will drive consumer behavior post-pandemic. Consumers aren’t the same people they were pre-pandemic. Foodservice consultant and thought leader Maeve Webster, president of Menu Matters, a consulting firm for foodservice manufacturers and operators, offered insight into how the pandemic fundamentally changed consumer perspectives and behaviors, and that impact […]

Sakata signs on to support Veg Power’s healthy campaign initiatives

UK non-for-profit Veg Power, the organization behind the Eat Them to Defeat Them Campaign to get families and children to consume more vegetables, announced it has entered into a unique partnership with Japan-based seed company Sakata. Sakata’s global influence as a leader in the supply of broccoli, cabbage, squash, melons and lisianthus gives Veg Power […]

Fruit Logistica set to welcome exhibitors back live in February

Some of the biggest names in fresh produce will be headlining the list of exhibitors at Fruit Logistica, which will be held live in Berlin from Feb. 9-11, 2022. Dole, Fyffes, SanLucar and Zespri will be among the representatives showing off their latest innovations and fruit and vegetable products as the show becomes the latest […]

National Food Strategy: What a tax on salt, sugar would mean

The second part of the UK’s National Food Strategy, led by Leon co-founder Henry Dimbleby, was released last week, showing what it would take financially to get the nation on a more long-term path to more healthy, sustainable eating and the potential for general practitioners to prescribe foods for patients. Among the many parts of […]

Sainsbury’s asks customers to keep masks on as UK government lifts mandate

As the UK government lifts mandatory masks in public settings on Monday, one supermarket chain says it will strongly encourage customers to keep them on. Officials at Sainsbury’s say they will ask its shoppers to continue to put on face coverings as they shop at stores, providing an extra layer of protection for themselves, other […]

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 […]