It’s that wonderful time of year again—all the trendologists are peering into the future and serving up a bounty of food and beverage predictions for the new year. Naturally, I enjoy reading the back stories behind their predictions, and this year’s anticipated trends reinforce that innovation and creativity are alive and well in our industry. READ MORE
Recently, I’ve been reading several reports about how pet parents have also been migrating toward online shopping for their furry family member’s day-to-day goodies.
With numbers like these, you can see why companies are growing their online presence...READ MORE
Strawberry acreage in California has been reduced in the north part of the state, but the main processing districts of Oxnard and Santa Maria have changed very little for 2019.
Acreage changes of winter planted strawberries in California, Florida, and Mexico are not substantial in 2019. Acreage will be similar to last year with exception of the north area of California.
In Washington State the top five apples grown have traditionally been Red Delicious, Gala, Granny Smith, Golden Delicious and Fuji. About twenty years ago, Growers realized consumers would gladly pay more for a better tasting apple. Agronomists and Orchardists started secretly working on the next big apple variety to take over the fresh market and command a higher price from savy consumers. Read more...