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The Inside Look (Sept. 2)

This month’s edition of the Floral Pulse will literally take you around the world! That’s what’s so great about our business — every single growing region is uniquely gifted in its own right with the perfect product for our customers. And be sure to read about the upcoming trade shows: PMA, Proflora, SAF and TPIE, plus many other important events around the world!

insidelook.sept2019 Do you need one complete resource of all industry trade shows throughout the year? Well, you’ve come to the right place! Clip out the calendar of events inside! It’s updated each month with the latest and greatest events to grow our business for 2020 and beyond.

Did I mention what a great industry we’re blessed to be part of? Back on the home front, we’ll start delving into pre-holiday merchandising and timely information on our workforce: labor management and human resources. And speaking of workforce, don’t miss the perspective of Shanley King, AFE Communications Intern, who recently joined the industry as a newcomer. She’s a new believer in “Power to the Flowers!”

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$2.65 billion food delivery deal reached
Uber Technologies Inc. and Postmates Inc. announced that they have reached a definitive agreement under which Uber will acquire Postmates for approximately $2.65 billion in an all-stock transaction. This transaction brings together Uber’s global Rides and Eats platform with Postmates’ distinctive delivery business in the U.S. Read More ...
Divine Flavor Mexican grape deal to run through July
As the Mexican table grape deal dwindles down, premium table grape grower and distributor Divine Flavor will have supplies lasting until second and third weeks of July. Normally this time of the year, grape production starts shifting from Mexico to California, but in recent seasons, Mexican grape crops have been extending past Read More ...
Raley’s pivots to satisfy digital demand
With the significant increase in demand for food and essential items via its eCommerce business, Raley’s has temporarily converted an old location in Sacramento, CA, to an eCommerce fulfillment center. The store will not be open for customers to shop or for pick up orders. The area's other stores will continue to fill Read More ...
Students gain real world experience thanks to L&M internships
The future of the produce industry will depend largely on new people being introduced to the field, which is why L&M Cos. offers internships based on seasonal needs throughout the L&M farms, warehouses and sales teams. “Intern programs in fresh produce are great exposure for young people to be a part of a vital industry,” Read More ...
New Whole Foods Market features 75 local growers
Whole Foods Market recently opened a new 35,000-square-foot store in East Austin, TX. Special features of the new East Austin store include: Produce department offering a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including selections from about 75 local growers throughout the year including fresh flowers, peaches and Read More ...

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Western growing regions getting hit by rain, cooler temps

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