OPN Connect Newsletter 204 · February 11, 2021

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow

1. Grow Clean Water Hub Established in Philly Secret Garden

A new educational display and interactive hub from the leader in regenerative organic agriculture is making its way to The Viaduct, a “secret garden” under Philadelphia’s Reading Viaduct Rail Park.      Read More

2. Walmart Selects IFCO as Exclusive Provider of RPCs

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IFCO, the world’s largest operator of reusable plastic containers (RPCs) for fresh food packaging, and Walmart announced the completion of a multi-year business agreement that will expand the retailer’s use of IFCO RPCs and make IFCO Walmart’s exclusive RPC packaging provider for select fresh fruits and vegetables distributed in the US.     Read More

3. Stemilt’s Fast Facts Analysis Presents Plenty of Apple Promotion Opportunities

Apple sales were up nearly 5 percent year over year from November 7, 2020 to January 23, 2021 while volume stayed relatively flat, according to the latest 12 weeks of Nielsen retail scan data. Stemilt’s marketing director, Brianna Shales, and communications manager, Katie Harmon, analyze the most recent data during Fast Facts: The Cast video analysis and find that there are plenty of promotional opportunities retailers can capitalize on in the coming months.     Read More


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4. Organic Banana Growers Battle Multinational Pricing

Supplies of organic bananas are currently slim. “It’s that time of the year when supplies are tight mainly because of the season and the cold weather. Bananas are usually tight mid-January to the beginning of June,” says Mayra Velazquez de León of Organics Unlimited based in San Diego, CA.     Read More

5. Fresh and Delicious Organic Pears from the Southern Hemisphere

It is nearly autumn in the Rio Negro Valley of Argentina, and the time for fresh, juicy, delicious organically grown pears from Awe Sum Organics has arrived! Together with their partners at PAI Argentina, Awe Sum offers some of the best-tasting pears in the world.      Read More

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