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Competition from improved Peruvian agronomy and economy puts a twist on onion future
It’s been about 40 years since south Georgia Vidalia onion growers took what was once just a local favorite and turned it into an international food star. In fact, those farmers were so successful they created an entirely new category at the supermarket: The sweet onion deal that now goes around the calendar. Vidalia still wears the crown in that category. But coming in a close second is the Peruvian sweet onion deal... Read more

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Capital Logistics continues exponential growth in its carrier base
While outstanding service is a hallmark of the success of a logistics company that moves fresh produce, it takes a much larger mix of offerings to turn it into a hugely successful operation. It requires a compilation of the right — and right number of — equipment and drivers, the latest technology, availability of services, efficiencies and more. White... Read more

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GD Wallace/Wallace Farms  preparing for plentiful potato season
Early season rainfall in Washington’s Skagit Valley had a beneficial impact on the 2016 potato crop G&D Wallace/Wallace Farms will be harvesting shortly. “We were able to get a timely start in late April, and because of the rainfall that helped out,” said Jack Wallace, co-owner and sales manager. “We had regular rainfall early in the... Read more

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Mann Packing hires director of food safety and product quality
Mann Packing announced the hiring of Greg Komar to the position of director of food safety and product quality. Komar will be responsible for all food-safety and product quality systems for the company. “His work experience in dealing with our produce food-safety and quality requirements in this... Read more