Category Archives: Business

Tariff for a Wall: R-E-L-A-X

mexican produceThe beauty of free market competition is the basis for success of the proposed 20% import tariff on Mexican goods. Let’s put aside any political views and look strictly at the economic effect of the proposal. Read more >

The Washington Conference

washington-conferenceOn September 12-14, 2016 the United Fresh Washington Conference brought the produce industry to meet with our legislators. It is going to be increasingly important for businesses to make sure that their interests are known to members of Congress and the new Administration. If you didn’t have a seat at the table they you’re probably going to be on the menu. Read more >

Trucking Transition Part 2

IUntitled1t seems that technology is creeping into every aspect of our lives. My father-in-law was in or near the trucking industry his entire life. He could maneuver an 18 wheeler like it was a child’s toy. I bet he never ever dreamed that a computer guided driverless truck would be invented. Read more >

To GMO or not to GMO, That is the Question

GMO artWith bipartisan support, the Roberts-Stabenow Bill passed and is on its way to President Obama for a signature. The bill is intended to bring clarity to the definition and labeling of genetically modified foods. It provides for uniform labeling requirements – rather than a patchwork of state-imposed labeling laws, like the one that went into effect in Vermont on July 1, 2016 Read more >

Best-in-Class

bestinclassConsolidation is something that occurs in every industry. Aggressive, ambitious players grow then merge and either become the dominant player in the marketplace or get acquired themselves by an even larger entity.

But right behind them are upstarts that bring new life to the space by offering niche, creative and inspiring methods of reaching the ever changing desires of the consumer. The behemoth corporation can’t or won’t make changes fast enough to accommodate the desires of its clients.

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