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Getting past the squeeze in the produce department
Someone once told me, “Don’t try to be all things to all people.” Well, that never went over too well with me, especially when it came to produce variety. I always wanted to handle every item, every size and every pack that was available in the industry. Some called me a “produce variety freak.” Every new item a sales representative introduced to me was welcomed with open arms into the system. As new produce items continued... Read more

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A new look for Litehouse
Alison Kellogg, brand manager for Litehouse, based in Sandpoind, ID, invites everyone to swing by Booth No. 239 at the Southern Exposure show as the company will be sampling its newest line additions, showcasing its new look and feel, and sharing some of the exciting programs it’s rolling out in 2018. “We’re excited to be showcasing our new look and feel for... Read more

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Sixth generation stepping up at Smith’s Farm
With its sights set on expanding its offerings and increasing its foodservice business, the sixth generation of Smith’s Farm Inc. is assuming a larger leadership role at the company. Tara Smith Vighetti, along with sister Emily Smith and cousin Zach Smith, represent the broccoli and cauliflower grower’s sixth generation, which will be taking a more active role... Read more

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J&D Produce hires veteran food-safety director
J&D Produce announced the hiring of Eduardo De la Fuente as the director of food safety. He has over 35 years of international food industry experience in food safety, auditing, employee training, and quality control processes. “We are thrilled to have someone of Eduardo’s caliber join the J&D... Read more