Tag: produce

Key Takeaways from the Fruit Logistica Event

Thousands of people just recently descended upon Berlin, Germany for the world’s largest produce show – Fruit Logistica – upstaging even Fashion Week taking place that week as well.

Health Experts Touting ‘Produce Prescription’ Programs

Dr. Joan Salge Blake believes she knows the prescription for what ails many Americans. “We’ve all heard ‘let food by thy medicine, and let medicine be thy food,’” Salge Blake, a nutrition professor at Boston …

A Closer Look at Frozen Fruit

Import, Export Volumes Drop Both imports and exports of frozen fruits exhibited a drop in quantity during the Jan. 1-Feb. 28 period despite increasing value during the period, according to Food Institute analysis of Bureau ...

How Much Inflation Can Consumers Handle?

Inflation at the grocery store continues to rise — and consumers are noticing. In fact, the CPI food at home index rose 7.4 percent over the last 12 months, according to The Bureau of Labor …

How Misfits Market Doubled its Valuation Overnight

Online grocer Misfits Market Inc. nearly doubled its valuation in just five months, making it a unicorn twice over. The direct-to-consumer e-commerce platform buys so-called “ugly” produce from farmers that cannot be sold to stores for aesthetic reasons …

A Bright Future for BrightFarms

There’s a bright future for BrightFarms. Abby Prior, the company’s senior vice president of sales and marketing, joins the Food Institute Podcast to discuss the company’s growth plans in 2021. Additionally, Prior shares her own …

Winter Storm Causing Chaos for Food Industry in Texas

Food businesses including grocers, restaurants  and farmers, are faced with major issues due to this week’s severe winter weather in Texas. GROCERS AND RESTAURANTS Power outages and supply problems linked to the nearly unprecedented cold …

New City Farming Projects Aim to Address Economic, Climate Crises

A new series of projects will build multistory greenhouses inside affordable housing developments to provide jobs that pay $15 an hour. FRESH PRODUCE AND AFFORDABLE LIVING Vertical Harvest, the company behind the affordable housing concept, …

Farmers Likely to Take a Hit Following a Profitable 2020

Prior to this week’s extreme weather in the south, the USDA was already projecting that U.S. farmers wouldn’t see another year as profitable as 2020 for at least a decade. USDA FORECASTS LOWER PROFITS DESPITE …

USDA Reports Slight Bump in Orange Production

The U.S. all orange forecast for the 2019-2020 season was set at 5.4 million-tons, up 1% from the previous forecast and the 2018-2019 final utilization, according to USDA. The Texas all orange forecast was reported ...