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In Their Words: Veritable’s Bu Nygrens and Karen Salinger

Reposted from the Organic Produce Network on June 29, 2017 Beginning in the early 1970’s, Veritable Vegetables (VV) became part of a movement that sought to bring low-cost, nutritious food to neighborhood co-ops and community storefronts. These collectives, called The People’s Food System, extended throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and provided a large-scale […] Read Post »


How Good is Your Shrink?

  Produce managers generally have a sense that there will always be some level of shrink. It used to be that a certain percentage of shrink was actually a byproduct of the “stack ‘em high and watch ‘em fly” strategy to reach sales goals so shrink was tolerated with a “good enough” syndrome. However, times […] Read Post »


The Value of Value-Added Produce

Looking ahead for 2017, reports show the demand for fresh produce remains high as consumers continue to seek health-conscious options. With value-added fresh produce and convenience driving consumer buying trends for the new year, this is a good time to offer fresh-cut items in your market or even as a restaurant to-go item. Consumers want […] Read Post »


All About Bananas

Banana Fun Facts Bananas are mentioned for the first time in history in Buddhist texts 600 years BC. The scientific name is musa sapientum, meaning “fruit of the wise men.” A cluster of bananas is called a hand, and a single banana is called a finger. Each banana hand has about 10 to 20 fingers. […] Read Post »