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Sysco US Food merger

Started by Tom Karst in General. Last reply by Doug Stoiber 2 hours ago. 2 Replies

Should suppliers or restaurant/foodservice operators be concerned about the prospect of a merger of U.S. Foods and Sysco?Continue

ipad apps for plant data collection

Started by Tim Ryen in General Apr 9. 0 Replies

Hi All,I'm looking for iPad apps for plant breeders, phytopathologists, and other scientists to use for phenotypic data collection. I'm curious about everything from the most simple kind of customizable data entry form, to more advanced software…Continue

Tags: software, collection, data, apps, iPad

Research on dried fruit and nuts market

Started by Linde Eekhof in General. Last reply by MaryAnn LaSpisa Apr 9. 5 Replies

Hi all,My name is Linde and I'm from The Netherlands.I'm doing research on the market for dried fruit and nuts and I'm interested in how the supply chain for this market is organized and who are packing the products? Are there packing companies used…Continue

Sesame Street

Started by Tom Karst in General. Last reply by PrintMarketing, LLC Apr 9. 8 Replies

March 31 is getting closer, and that's the time we will know more about the Sesame Street partnership opportunities for fresh produce? How do you feel about the project and its potential at this point?Tom KContinue

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