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OPN Connect Newsletter 327 · July 6, 2023

Top 5 Organic News to Help You Grow


1. Natural Grocers Celebrates Sustainability Milestone 

Natural Grocers, the nation’s largest family-operated natural and organic retailer, is pleased to announce an important sustainability milestone: it has prevented 500 million single-use plastic bags from impacting the environment since 2009 with its disposable-bag-free checkouts, along with additional practices to reduce packaging and waste.  Read More

2. Lighter Volumes of Organic Celery from California 

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Supplies of organic celery are really tight coming out of California. “We’re into that transition between different districts, and a lot of problems still persist from the cold and wet weather we had here, so supply is pretty short,” says Tom Deardorff, II, of Deardorff Family Farms.  Read More

3. Stemilt Artisan Organics Cherries Drive Impulse Buying 

Growing organic cherries isn’t a trend at Stemilt—it’s a commitment. Stemilt has been dedicated to growing fresh fruit organically under its Artisan Organics brand since 1989 to meet the lifestyle needs of consumers who crave organics.  Read More

 

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4. SpartanNash Achieves Significant Milestone with Flashfood 

Food solutions company SpartanNash recently achieved a significant milestone in its collaboration with technology company Flashfood. In its first three years, the company and the app-based marketplace have successfully diverted an impressive one million pounds of food waste and saved families $1.9 million on their groceries.  Read More

5. Divine Flavor’s Summer Organic Programs Heating Up 

With the West Mexico vegetable season in the rearview mirror and the Sonoran table grape crop wrapping up later this month, Nogales, Arizona-based grower-distributor Divine Flavor will shift its focus to its summer programs in Central Mexico and Baja California to complement its year-round portfolio.  Read More

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