Opinion

Opinion: After coronavirus, the time may be right to look at PMA/United merger once again

Jim Prevor looks at whether, in the post-Covid-19 world, it would make sense to re-examine the idea of combining the national produce associations.
June 17 , 2020

Opinion: Africa must work towards a united voice for banana workers

Paul Lievens of Banana Link takes a look at a recent report published jointly by Banana Link and the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) which examines the situation of workers employed in banana export production in Africa.
June 04 , 2020

Changing consumer behavior during Covid-19 and its impact on omnichannel produce purchasing in retail

Gina Garven of Robinson Fresh says that although most supply chains and production of fresh fruits and vegetables are largely undisturbed during Covid-19, consumer behaviors are changing rapidly.
May 20 , 2020

Opinion: If Australian cafes, restaurants have clarity, growers do too

Bill Bulmer, chair of Australia's AUSVEG, says growers that service the foodservice sector need confidence that if they start planting perishable crops now that they will have an avenue to market when the crop is ready to harvest.
May 14 , 2020

Opinion: Air travel demand and the cargo impact

Keith Nehring, senior product development manager at C.H. Robinson, examines some of the mid to long-term impacts of Covid-19 on the air freight market.
May 06 , 2020

Opinion: How the supply chain might look after Covid-19

John Perry, managing director of SCALA, says we cannot lose focus on efficiency and the need to offset the effects of workforce shortages.
April 29 , 2020

Analysis: Mexico's transitioning mango regions

Nissa Pierson of Crespo Organic Mangoes provides an in-depth look into what is happening in the Mexican mango industry and the U.S. market in these unprecedented times.
April 22 , 2020

Coronavirus and produce: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”

Jim Prevor, editor-in-chief of Produce Business, provides analysis on the current state of the U.S. produce industry and asks what could come next.
April 06 , 2020

Opinion: Lessons and challenges of cooperation in times of Covid-19

Manuel Otero of the Interamerican Agricultural Cooperation Institute stresses the importance of local agriculture in times of crisis as critical to food security.
April 01 , 2020

Opinion: Insights to build a tropical program for your business

Gina Garven of Robinson Fresh provides what retailers need to know about the tropical produce category and offers tips to boost sales.
March 11 , 2020