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Expert criticizes viral video that advises washing fruit and veg with soap

The video posted by a Michigan family doctor has as of Monday been viewed over 21 million times on YouTube.
March 31 , 2020

Retail "nearing normal rates" after spike in demand, says Robinson Fresh

Monitoring key areas like movement in Latin America and areas that have quarantine measures, Robinson Fresh explains current supply and market conditions.
March 31 , 2020

Avocados in Charts: Forecasting in an unstable market

Colin Fain of Agronometrics provides an in-depth analysis of the U.S. avocado market, asking what happened with Mexico's expected volumes that never materialized, and estimating what could be in store with the California and Peruvian crops and the Covid-19 pandemic.
March 31 , 2020

Long-term consequences as consumers adjust eating habits after Covid-19

Looking toward transformations in eating habits and consumption in Asian markets, new data shows consumers may go "fresh" as markets have changed forever.
March 31 , 2020

Fresh Del Monte announces new chief marketing officer

The company says that the new appointee will lead global marketing functions, executing global, regional and local marketing strategies aimed at delivering long-term and sustainable business growth for the iconic brand. 
March 30 , 2020

Top U.S. food distributors Sysco, U.S. Foods shift supply chain to grocers

Pivoting food supplies to retail, big distributors that typically service restaurants seek to offset losses by redirecting items to grocery supply chain.
March 30 , 2020

U.S. citrus industry responds to soaring demand for juice, fresh produce

Industry leaders told us that "as consumers seek nutritious products high in vitamin-C like citrus", the industry works to fill demand amid uncertainty.
March 27 , 2020

Chilean port workers union demands nationwide lockdown, threatening strike

A Chilean port worker union has threatened strike action if the government does not implement a nationwide lockdown to contain the Covid-19 outbreak.
March 27 , 2020

Total Produce "well positioned" to respond to Covid-19 challenges

The company, which owns a 45% equity stake in Dole Food Company, said on Friday that while it is still too early to predict the full effects of the crisis, it is continuing to trade "satisfactorily, considering the challenging economic environment".
March 27 , 2020

U.S. decision to increase farmworker visa processing praised by industry groups

The fruit and vegetable industry last week became concerned when the Department announced that it would suspend processing new visas under the guest worker program in Mexico.
March 27 , 2020