Seems that Walmart is always in the news. The most recent stories that I have seen involve transportation issues. The first is about late fees and the second is all about exclusivity. Bloomberg estimates that Walmart loses $1 Billion annually from out-of-stock situations in its stores. Read more >
Researchers never cease to amaze with the variety of new applications for existing technology. Currently at the University of the Basque Country in Spain they are experimenting with lasers to assess when tomatoes are at peak ripeness and ready to be harvested for maximum flavor and nutrient content.
Growing is a dirty business. Technology conjures images of clean rooms with technicians wearing space suits. The two can actually merge on the farm! Read more >
The current rage over less-than-perfect-produce seems to be resonating well with consumers. Read more >
While the advent of the Returnable Plastic Container (RPC) brought sustainable fanfare, it appears that the use of corrugated cardboard may provide a better experience for consumers of fresh produce. Read more >