Greg Johnson is Editor of The Packer and Editorial Director of Vance Publishing Corporation’s produce group. He has been Editor since 2008, and joined The Packer in 1996. Greg is responsible for all The Packer’s content and audience engagement for print, digital and live events. He is a graduate ...
CHICAGO — NatureFresh Farms owner and CEO Peter Quiring was honored with the United FreshTEC Achievement Award June 13 at the group’s annual conference. The award honors significant technical achievement in the fresh produce industry. Quiring’s Leamington, Ontario-based company has built nearly 2,000 acres of greenhouses for North American growers, and the company owns and farms from 130 acres in Ontario and another 45 in Ohio.
LENEXA, Kan. — Yes, there’s something different about The Packer this week. You’re holding the all-new print version, and it’s got more of what you want. How do we know that? We asked! Based on a reader survey we conducted late last year, we found that readers of The Packer would like to see more retail news, more new products, more consumer trends and more about pricing of fresh fruits and vegetables. We’ve expanded all these areas, as you’ll see on page A2, A3 and A10.
CHICAGO — Sure enough, the news that greenhouse giant Village Farms plans to expand into growing medical cannabis in British Columbia raised a lot of eyebrows and questions. I had a chance to talk with Village Farms CEO Michael DeGiglio at United Fresh’s annual conference to get a better perspective on the company’s business decision to go this direction. This is certainly not a decision taken lightly.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
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are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
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World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".