Limoneira Co., a 122-year-old company based in Santa Paula, CA, announced the introduction of its Lemon Misfits, which "are packed with juice and perfect to increase our grocery retail partner’s sales with a customer friendly price point” John Carter, director of global sales, said in a press release. “They also have a lot of great health benefits as noted in a recent MSN Health article. “The misfit label is a tongue in cheek... Read more

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Southern Specialties proudly  celebrates 25th anniversary
This year marks the 25th anniversary for Pompano Beach, FL-based Southern Specialties — a grower, importer, processor and shipper of a variety of specialty products grown in Central America, South America, Mexico, Canada and the United States. “We made it!” Charlie Eagle, vice president of business development, proudly told The Produce News. “As the year progresses,... Read more

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Garden Fresh gears up for mango and melon season
Mangos and melons are all the talk around the shop at Garden Fresh Distribution Service Inc. in Pompano Beach, FL. As the company geared up to kick off its Guatemalan mango program in mid-March, as well as its watermelon season in April, company president Chip Jetter took some time out of his hectic day to discuss the deals with The Produce News.  “One... Read more


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Grow Farms Texas names director of business development
Grow Farms Texas, a joint venture between the Horton Fruit Co. and Ciruli Bros. LLC, based in Donna, TX, has named Gretchen Kreidler director of business development.   Kreidler will work alongside Tommy Wilkins and will represent the Horton and Ciruli family of companies, which includes Grow Farms,... Read more


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Marzetti video series connects to consumers, gives to charities
Marzetti, a leader in refrigerated dressings and produce dips, is reaching out to consumers with a four-part video series. The company will donate up to $5,000 to four different charities in connection with the videos. “Marzetti is about celebrating what’s good in life, like the fresh... Read more