Cultural Sensitivity Shaming Strikes Trader Joe’s

A high-school senior has claimed that Trader Joe’s was an exemplar of cultural exploitation because it markets many ethnic products under trade names such as Trader José for Mexican foods or Trader Ming’s for Chinese food.

On the Frontlines of Protest, Generation Z Has Perspectives Worth Understanding: A Letter From One Willing to Take Risks

Among the blessings in the Pundit’s life is that a career in the global produce industry has provided us with friends around the world. Few among them are valued more than Nic Jooste from the Netherlands. Nic sent us a column and decided to quote one of his sons. We thought it desirable to run it.

UK/European Powerhouse Grower/Marketer — G’s – Puts Family Farming To Grand Scale And Builds Diverse Business In Countries Around The Globe

What is it that makes a produce company great? Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit has traveled to every continent, save Antarctica, seeking to understand this and, as of now, we list our top five criteria here. Many companies are successful, but only a few meet these criteria. One company that does happens to be the subject of our interview today. We asked Pundit Investigator and Special Projects Editor Mira Slott to find out more.

Perishable Pundit’s Mailbag — Welcome Comments About Possible PMA/United Merger

Following our piece — Shouldn’t Our Industry Associations Try To Support One Another? After Coronavirus, The Time May Be Right To Look At PMA/United Merger Once Again — Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit heard from many industry leaders. This was a thoughtful missive from one of the former chairmen of a national association.

Pundit Podcast Episode 2: Despite COVID-19, Schools Should Not Throw Away A Student’s Shot

Jim Prevor’s Perishable Pundit was overwhelmed to receive some exceedingly generous feedback on our launch of the Perishable Pundit Podcast, which we are proud to share here. The latest Pundit podcast deals with COVID-19 in the context of our society’s ability to handle risk.