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OPN Connect Newsletter 226
Q2 Organic Sales See Growth, Albertsons' Jim Donald at OPS, Avocado Update, Happy Dirt's Alex Borst, Market News, and More...
Total organic fresh produce sales for the second quarter of 2021 saw a continuation of year-over-year growth, increasing by 4 percent from the same period last year and nearing $2.3 billion for the quarter, according to the Q2 2021 Organic Produce Performance Report released exclusively by Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.
Alex Borst is purchasing manager for Happy Dirt, a farmer-and-staff-owned produce distributor based in Durham, North Carolina. He joined OPN to talk about Happy Dirt’s new sourcing regions, the company’s goals for sustainable packaging, popular organic produce items, and more.
For many months now, cartons of organic avocados have received around a $20 premium in the FOB price over their conventional counterparts. Del Rey, Eco Farms, and Calavo weigh in on the strong organic avocado market.
Jim Donald, Albertsons' co-chairman and one of most admired CEOs in the world, will be a featured keynote presenter at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit (OPS), joining retail industry veteran Kevin Coupe for a provocative and engaging conversation about the future of the food industry and the role organics will play for consumers and the retail community.
1. Stemilt’s Juiciest Artisan Organics Stone Fruit Makes Grand Debut
2. Rodale Institute, Davines Group Launch Italian Regenerative Organic Center
3. OFRF Now Accepting Letters of Intent for 2021 Research Grants
4. Western Growers Releases Video Series on Drought
5. How a Business Executive Is Bringing Back His Family’s Historic Black Lexington Farm