SIAL Paris set to bring food innovations back live in October

Returning for the first time in more than two years this fall, the massive celebration and exhibition SIAL Paris is again set to bring together the most creative and innovative food companies in the world. Under the umbrella theme of Own the Change – both an embrace of the environment and sustainability and the digital […]

Wholesale market: Food safety as you’ve never thought about it before

When we hear the phrase ‘food safety’ in the produce industry, many people’s minds go right to traceability, block chain, paperwork, and certifications. Take my family’s wholesale/distribution business, S. Katzman Produce, for instance. Every day, we check temperatures, fill out paperwork, tag up product, track packages all throughout the supply chain, and, of course, go […]

Wholesale Market: We need social media to stay relevant

I started working at A&J Produce Corporation last May, thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the family business. My grandfather and his partners started A&J in 1977 at the Hunts Point Terminal Produce Cooperative Association located in the Bronx, NY. Forty-five years later, our mission remains the same: a commitment to […]

Italy produce trader Peviani ready to explore partnerships at London Produce Show

Exporters from Italian fresh produce wholesaler Peviani will be one of the many dynamic groups on hand at this year’s London Produce Show and Conference from 21-23 March, bringing their more than 100 years of experience and innovation to the floor at ExCel London. The company, which acquired its first farms in Southern Italy in […]

New Covent Garden Market’s Annual Trends Report

LPS19 offering wholesale market tours to New Covent Garden Market or New Spitalfields Market

New Covent Garden Market, where over 100 wholesale traders supply fresh fruit and vegetables to some of London’s top eateries, has predicted Asian Wok Cucumbers, Celtuce, foraged sea vegetables and Crabapples as some of the hottest on-trend ingredients coming to kitchens in 2022. Meanwhile, potatoes are enjoying a moment with new varieties on the scene […]

Sham Grimshaw, founder of DDP on New Covent Garden Market, dies at age 75

Sham Grimshaw, a highly respected and admired wholesale leader who patrolled the Old and New Covent Garden Markets for many years, has died. He was 75. Born in Westminster and raised in Pimlico, Mr. Grimshaw got his start in the industry carrying cases at Victoria Station before gaining employment on a fruit stand in Pimlico. […]

How do consumers value produce and local vs. long-distance?

First British-grown strawberries of the season hit shelves at Aldi stores

A new researcher at the New York Produce Show, Rebecca Wasserman-Olin, shared new research findings about how customers value various appearance characteristics and how a consumer value perception is affected when a strawberry is marketed as ‘local,’ among other key findings. While this work uses strawberries as an example, it provides important lessons for everyone in the fresh produce […]