To supply customers with a steady supply of sustainably grown, fresh leafy greens, grocery retailers are increasingly turning indoors.The Kroger Co., the latest major grocer to partner with an indoor farming company, recently announced it would expand its offerings of greenhouse-grown produce from Gotham Greens from more than 300 stores today to nearly 1,000 stores by the end of 2023. In addition to produce, the expa...

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — From technology to indoor grown to packaging innovations, the Global Organic Produce Expo 2023, which took place Jan. 30-Feb. 1 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, was abuzz with the latest trends and hot topics.Related: Seen and heard at GOPEX — Part 1With labor top of mind for so many, Kevin Hannigan of AgSquared discussed how the company’s farm management software can track all aspects of...

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — An "intimate" Global Organic Produce Expo 2023 proved the place for quality conversations, inspiring educational sessions, networking, getting down to business and Florida-style fun.Held at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Jan. 30-Feb. 1, GOPEX 2023 kicked off with a yacht cruise of Miami’s Intercoastal Waterway Jan. 30. The fun continued that evening with a Treasure Band concert.On Jan. 31...

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Paul Rice, founder and CEO of Fair Trade USA, took the stage at the Global Organic Produce Expo 2023, Jan. 31, but soon stepped down to walk among the enthusiastic audience that had gathered to hear his keynote presentation: “The Rise of the Conscious Consumer.”“It’s good to be together and to have a chance to share stories, reconnect with old friends and make new friends,” Rice said. Given the them...

As shoppers increasingly look to private label to satisfy their cravings for quality and cost-savings, United Natural Foods Inc. has expanded its Wild Harvest private-label organic produce line with more than 40 new offerings available nationwide.Since its 2022 launch, the Wild Harvest organic produce line has enjoyed significant growth as consumers have come to rely on the brand for their eating occasions, according...





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