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OPN Connect Newsletter 178

Baldor's Patrick Ahern, Apple Update, Pelger on Organic Options, OPN Virtual Event, and More...

August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020

It has been reported that this fall’s total U.S. apple crop will fall below 245 million carton equivalents of fresh and processed apples, with the state of Washington expected to mirror that reduction though the official Washington estimate has not yet been released. But fresh organic apple production has been on the increase for the past several years and a quick survey indicates that will again be true.

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Campos Borquez September

August 6, 2020

Patrick Ahern is director of procurement/pricing and administration at Baldor Specialty Foods, a wholesale distributor with headquarters in New York City. Servicing the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, Baldor delivers about 320 skids of organic produce a week. Patrick joined OPN to talk about his background in produce, Baldor’s launch of a new residential delivery service in the wake of COVID-19, and more.

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August 6, 2020

What a Year It’s Been, So Far….will be a provocative and engaging virtual conversation about sales of organic fresh produce, how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered consumer buying habits, and the future of retail grocery as part of the exclusive OPN event on Wednesday, August 19th at 10 AM PDT.

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TerraFresh Organics September

August 6, 2020

Should organic produce be packaged? Should it be bulk? Should it be integrated or segregated? Should it be ID color stickered? Should it be branded? Should it be priced higher or the same? And the questions seem to linger despite all the annual sales and volume increase growth on record.

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August 6, 2020

1. Rodale Institute Announces 2020 Organic Pioneers

2. Sun Belle Announces New Green Initiative at MD Distribution Center

3. Fruit World Co. Announces Thomcord Grapes in Sustainable Packaging

4. The Nation’s Oldest Organic Produce Distributor is Weathering the Pandemic

5. Braga Fresh Welcomes Colby Pereira

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Heliae September

Red Sun Farms September

NatureSafe September

Valent DiPel-September

Wild River September

Valent Pyganic September

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