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Wisconsin cranberry crop gets a boost from summer heat
July and early-August heat accelerated the development of the 2019 Wisconsin cranberry crop. The state's marshes had a slow start with snow and a long, chilly spring. The recent warmth “helped us immensely. We’re almost caught up to normal,” said Bob Wilson, managing member of Wisconsin Rapids-based The Cranberry Network LLC, a sales and marketing company specializing in fresh cranberries. “We have a soft harvest date of... Read more

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Riveridge expansion enters second apple season
It’s now been a full-year apple cycle since Jack Brown Produce Inc. was acquired by its one-time competitor Riveridge Produce Marketing Inc. “It’s gone well,” said Don Armock, the owner of Riveridge. “They fit in with what we do.” Before the acquisition of Jack Brown, Riveridge handled between 33 and 38 percent of the Michigan apple industry’s sales volume,... Read more

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Proprietary grape varieties, organic fruit highlight Sunview’s fall lineup
With several proprietary grape varieties, along with good supplies of organic grapes, persimmons, and pomegranates, Delano, CA-based Sunview Marketing International is well positioned from late summer through the fall. Mitch Wetzel, vice president of sales, recently laid out the company’s offerings in that time period, listing its new Sweet Carnival proprietary... Read more

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EHY names new creative chief
EvansHardy+Young, a Santa Barbara, CA-based marketing communications agency rooted in the food, restaurant, wine and spirit, and casino categories, has announced KT Thayer as its new chief creative officer. Thayer is joining the agency following the retirement of longtime agency partner and Executive... Read more