Opinion

PDO Spanish Persimon shares successful strategies to maximize sales

The fruit’s capacity for seasonal tie-ins, versatile usage and nutritional content present opportunities aplenty to continue winning UK consumers.
November 28 , 2019

Opinion: Opportunities abound for international produce in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

John Giles Promar International gives an overview of the Saudi Arabian port city, a "melting pot" of international produce that imports from all around the world.
November 27 , 2019

Opinion: Aldi's banana price is still far from fair

"This is a critical moment in the industry’s history. The Aldi price issue has focused minds, but the question from the world’s biggest exporters is the real one."
November 19 , 2019

Opinion: British apples and pears poised to grow

Sarah Calcutt of British Apples and Pears speaks about the organization's PR campaign over the past two years focussing on the ‘Goodness to Go’ message.
October 10 , 2019

The Packaging Pitch: Farming’s eroding social license to operate

"Recently, I came across something I believe needs to be on every produce company’s strategic agenda. In talking with produce CEOs, only a few had heard of it, most had not."
October 07 , 2019

Opinion: Chile and Peru - Similar but different?

The two horticultural industries share a number of features in common, but the background to the development of their export sectors has been very different.
September 09 , 2019

Opinion: Foretelling the Mexican mango season wind down

"This time of year we are besieged with industry 'expert' misconceptions, misinformation and inaccurate interpretations of the facts," saysNissa Pierson of Crespo Organic Mangoes.
August 06 , 2019

The Packaging Pitch: Why the museum of ice cream isn’t about ice cream

Marketing expert Lisa Cork says that the fresh produce industry could garner some valuable insights from the unusual museum in San Francisco.
August 01 , 2019

Opinion: Poland and Turkey have much in common with horticulture

John Giles of Promar International says both Poland and Turkey have lots of good fruit, ambitious export plans, and well-informed management.
July 29 , 2019

Opinion: Produce and politics

When politics in produce goes beyond policy regarding food production and consumption, it's up to the industry to point out the long-term consequences, says Oster & Associates president Bev Oster.
June 19 , 2019