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OPN Connect Newsletter 280 · August 4, 2022

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Stemilt Introduces New Recyclable Pouch Bags for Organic Stone Fruit

Elevate the purchase size of the organic category with Stemilt's Artisan Organics peaches and nectarines in new recyclable pouch bags. Stemilt Marketing Director Brianna Shales encourages retailers to include the pouch bags to ensure catching that organic ring at checkout.   Read More

2. Wolf & Associates Doubles Its Capacity to Serve the Organic Industry

Global Organics Aug 2022

To keep pace with the organic industry’s near record 12.8% growth and its clients’ increased needs, specialty consultancy Wolf & Associates announced today that it has doubled its network of Organic Specialists to more than 25 subject matter experts across the globe. This significant expansion enables Wolf & Associates to increase capacity for existing services and add new consulting services to its capabilities to support enterprises committed to organic and other climate impact mitigation practices.    Read More

3. How MOM's Organic Market Has Committed to Sustainability

Grocery chains are hopping on the sustainability bandwagon, either in theory or reality, and a few deep dive into their commitments. One such deep diver includes MOM's Organic Market, which began when a 22-year-old named Scott Nash started peddling produce from his mom's garage. More than 30 years later, the former home delivery and mail-order venture has blossomed into 22 retail grocery stores in five states and DC, as of 2022.   Read More

 

Chelan Aug 2022

4. New Organic Transition Program in California Following CCOF Advocacy Efforts

CCOF, a California-based nonprofit that represents over 4,000 organic operations, is celebrating the funding of a new organic transition program in California. On June 30, 2022, Governor Newsom signed into law the 2022-2023 state budget, including $5 million allocated to support farmers and ranchers in transitioning to organic through grants, technical assistance, education, and outreach.  Read More

5. North Bay Offering Organic Sekoya Blueberries

North Bay Produce is a year-round berry shipper, offering a continuity of supply between regions and hemispheres in the fall, which allows for consistency and stability of product. “Blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries are our core commodities, and fall signals the transition from domestic to our import berry supplies,” said Ryan Lockman, vice president of sales and procurement for the grower-owned cooperative based in Traverse City, MI.    Read More

Cal-Organic Aug 2022

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