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BrightFarms names new CEO
BrightFarms has hired Steve Platt as chief executive officer, while the company’s founder, Paul Lightfoot, will continue as the company's president. Both Platt and Lightfoot will be members of the board of directors. “I am privileged to be the next CEO of BrightFarms. This is an exciting time for the company and I look forward to working with Paul and the entire team to scale the company and deliver our salad greens to more... Read more

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Michigan Fresh Marketing and BelleHarvest launch  unified sales effort
A consolidated sales effort is being launched this fall in the Michigan apple deal. The sales desks of Michigan Fresh Marketing LLC, in Comstock Park, MI, and BelleHarvest Sales Inc., in Belding, MI, are for the first time uniting. Chuck Yow, who is now the director of sales at Michigan Fresh, is leading the coordinated effort. The sales teams, which will operate... Read more

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Superior keeps its apple business simple
“For us it’s simple” in the Michigan apple business. “We focus on and stress having a quality pack,” said Tyler Hodges, a salesman for the firm. The customers of Superior Sales, Inc. receive “round-the-clock service,” he added. Tyler Hodges in the Hudsonville, MI, warehouse of Superior Sales Inc.In early September, Superior Sales, which is based in Hudsonville,... Read more


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Howard Nager joins Progressive Produce as VP of business development and marketing
Progressive Produce has hired Howard Nager as its vice president of business development and marketing.  “We are excited to have someone of Howard Nager’s caliber and experience joining the company," said Marty Kamer, president of Progressive Produce. "Howard is an excellent fit with Progressive’s... Read more