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Idea Garden Marketing educates the industry on digital marketing
Idea Garden Marketing hosted its second annual Digital Marketing University for Produce Professionals class this fall. Course graduates participated in a five-week online webinar series designed to educate produce professionals on how to connect with their target audiences and increase sales through the use of digital marketing.John Avola Topics covered this semester included social media, digital advertising, website best... Read more

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Setton Farms’ pistachios tops in flavor, versatility, retail opportunity
Pistachios are so versatile and flavorful that they are consumed in nearly every imaginable way — from snacking whole to an ingredient for virtually every meal course, from appetizers to desserts. For retailers, pistachios offer a bonus. They can be displayed almost anywhere in the store alongside a multitude of products. While pistachios are traditionally... Read more

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Sun Date sees strong demand continuing
DJ Ryan, sales manager for SunDate LLC in Coachella, CA, said the renaissance for dates continues with increasing supplies met by increasing demand. As the industry moves into the fall holiday period, he expects both promotions and sales to increase from what has already been a strong start to the season. The California date crop is divided among two main varieties... Read more


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The Board of Directors of Empire Co. Ltd. announced the appointment of James M. Dickson as chair of the board of director on Oct. 12. Dickson replaced Robert P. Dexter who announced his intention to retire both as chair and as a member of the board at the company’s annual general meeting on Sept.... Read more