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Target Corp. has agreed to acquire Shipt Inc., a leading online same-day delivery platform, for $550 million in cash. Target will leverage its network of stores and Shipt’s proprietary technology platform and community of shoppers to quickly and efficiently bring same-day delivery to guests across the country. The acquisition significantly accelerates Target’s digital fulfillment efforts, bringing same-day delivery services... Read more

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Volm expands operations in Mexico and Canada
Volm Cos., Inc., based in Antigo, WI, provides the potato and onion industry with the latest generation packaging equipment and materials. “As a single source supplier, we offer complete expert packaging consulting services — from package design and graphic development to full line equipment integration,” said Matt Alexander, vice president of sales & marketing... Read more

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Onions 52 meeting heightened demand ‘all season long’
With its year-round program in full swing and 2017 rebranding program well established, Onions 52 is meeting what CEO Bob Meek termed current demand “that’s twice what good demand is.” Meek told The Produce News in late November that the holiday movement was good, “but we’ve had very good demand all season.” He said, “We’re going through supplies very quickly... Read more


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Recognition: Roger Schroeder retires from Stater Bros.
When Roger Schroeder began his produce industry career Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House, Chubby Checker had everyone twisting, a postage stamp cost 4 cents and Los Angeles County still had its fair share of agricultural fields. On Jan. 12, 2018, Schroeder is calling it quits after a 58-year... Read more