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Apr 24, 2009

Growers Express Acquires Master Trademark License for Green Giant Fresh

Now for some breaking news from the show floor... The Sholl Group II today announced the sale of the licensing, marketing and distribution rights of....More
Apr 24, 2009

United Show Floor Looking Good

I'll admit, heading out here I wasn't quite sure what to expect from the United Fresh Show's FreshTech and Marketplace expo this year. It's a down....More
Apr 23, 2009

Costco's Heather Shavey Recognized at Reception Honoring Women in Produce

The United Fresh Produce Association last night honored Heather Shavey, Costco Wholesale’s assistant general merchandise manager for fresh foods and....More
Apr 23, 2009

United Fresh Urges Retailers To Actively Participate in WIC's new Fruit and Vegetable Program

WIC, the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women Infants and Children, gives Federal grants to U.S. states so that they can provide low-....More
Apr 23, 2009

With Local Produce, Prepared Foods Depts. Have Advantage Over Chain Restaurants

During the past three years, there has been an 80% increase in “farm fresh” claims and farm names on restaurant menus, including “farm fresh,” “....More
Apr 22, 2009

New Center May Help, As Definitions for Sustainability Diverge

At this morning’s opening general session, Bayer CropScience presented the United Fresh Produce Association with a $1.1 million endowment grant as....More
Apr 22, 2009

Just arrived in Las Vegas for United Fresh 2009

Hi, everyone! I just arrived in Las Vegas a couple of hours ago, and it's already looking like the United Fresh Produce Association has put together....More
Mar 09, 2009

Wrapping Up: Lessons From California

Expo West 2009 is now history, but the event is sure to be remembered for the snapshot it provided of this industry at a critical time. It showed an....More
Mar 09, 2009

Expo West is Over?

After four days at Expo West, I am walking away refreshed by the knowledge that the natural foods industry is alive and well. Business might be down....More
Mar 09, 2009

Will Work In Food

The headline on today’s Wall Street Journal (“Jobless Rate Tops 8%, Highest in 26 Years”) might apply less to the supermarket industry than to the....More
Mar 08, 2009

Any Way You Want It

It seems Market of Choice, based in Eugene, Oregon, has a good formula for these difficult times. Just as its name implies, the seven-store....More
Mar 08, 2009

Keeping an Ear to the Ground

Stan Edmundson is a retailer who does his due diligence. The director of merchandising for Kerr Drug, based in Raleigh, NC, was familiar with ear....More
Mar 08, 2009

Expo Trend Watch

One of the most challenging tasks of attending trade shows like Expo West is trying to discern trends from walking the floor, and visiting the new....More
Mar 08, 2009

Alarm Clock

Let’s face it, a big trade exhibition can be a stressful place, even one aimed at mind, body and spirit. You’re trying to get to your next....More
Mar 08, 2009

Loyalty Game Plans

Natural foods retailers are increasingly using loyalty marketing and benefiting from word of mouth. That’s the case with the four-unit retailer Jimbo....More
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