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 ...
Most consumers don’t even know how much packaging technology improves their fruit and vegetable quality. There’s a saying that each fruit or vegetable begins to die once it’s picked or harvested, and that’s even more the case with fresh-cut. Good packaging delays this long enough for consumers to enjoy the fruit or vegetable. I think we’re on the edge of the next big leap in packaging.
The organic market took no dramatic leaps in 2017, just continued its steady sales growth spurred by consumer demand. No longer can one debate whether organic food is just a fad. Nearly every retailer in North America carries some, and nearly all want to carry more. As we found out in our Fresh Trends 2018 survey, and the Organic Fresh Trends magazine that came out in December, all demographics demand organic, regardless of family income level, geography, gender or ethnicity.
As a candidate, Donald Trump called NAFTA the worst trade deal ever. But he didn’t pull the U.S. out of it as president in 2017. Most in the produce industry say it’s been great, but there are some grower-shippers in the Southeast who say it’s led to unfair foreign competition. Negotiations will continue in 2018 and likely be a bigger story next year, regardless of the outcome. U.S. agricultural groups are stepping up their efforts to preserve the benefits of North America’s trilateral trade deal.
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'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
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)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
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".