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CMI dreams big with summer holiday apple promos
CMI Orchards, one of Washington’s leading apple, pear and cherry growers, announced an exciting retail program providing a land of opportunity for holiday retail promotions. George Harter, vice president of marketing for CMI Orchards, said the company introduced its American Dream promotion to retailers at PMA in October 2018. “We are eager to work with our customers to set up promotions in alignment with key holiday events... Read more

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Potandon now offers Vidalia Sweet Onions nationwide in Green Giant Fresh label
“We are excited about the upcoming Vidalia season,” said Mark Breimeister, sweet onion specialist for Idaho Falls, ID-based Potandon Produce LLC, one of the nation’s leading shippers of potatoes and onions. Breimeister is based in Detroit. Potandon, which has exclusive rights to the Green Giant Fresh brand for potatoes and onions, will be shipping the Vidalia... Read more

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VOC’s investments in research paying off
Bob Stafford, the manager of the Vidalia Onion Committee, headquartered in Vidalia, GA, said despite a rocky start caused by heavy rain, 2019’s onions are looking good. “We had a lot of water in there, and it was hard to get in and out of the fields,” Stafford said. “But this onion is a tough little bugger and it overcame it, so we have some fine-looking onions... Read more

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Multivac names Cem Yildirim national sales manager
Cem Yildirim has been named the national sales sanager for MULTIVAC and will spearhead the company’s push into the produce industry. The 26 year veteran with MULTIVAC has held various positions in regional and key account sales of packaging, printing and labelling, inspection and automation systems,... Read more