My father did not finish high school, yet was a very successful businessman. Every Saturday morning, for as long as I can remember, he had breakfast with his doctor and his attorney.
Having an engineering degree is a curse. Whenever there is new technology available, I feel the need to investigate and, if warranted, implement it in our business model. While not as quick as an innovator, the early adopter is well ahead of the pack.
I just saw a news report that said an “average” family of four wastes $24 worth of food every week. The report showed a club store pack of baby spinach literally melted away in the clamshell. I hate to admit it, but that could have come out of my refrigerator.
Back in my father’s day on the produce market, buyers and sellers had daily interface in person. It was easy to reach an understanding of what size, color or grade each buyer wanted to purchase. Now that we receive orders electronically and most often reach the buyer through voicemail or email, it is much harder […]
The annual trek to the PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo was even more invigorating than usual – partially because airline cancellations last year prevented me from attending, so I was extra hyped to be there this year! More importantly, seeing all of the young people at the show who were excited and enthused to be involved in […]
Treated properly, fresh produce maintains its quality and appearance from harvest to consumption. While transportation takes only a few days, the shelf life of fresh produce can be as long as a month or more, Handling during transit plays a critical role in maintaining product life.