A week before Thanksgiving, vegetable grower-shipper giant Tanimura & Antle announced, “The West Coast is officially sold out for the weekend.” In the firm’s regular supply outlook newsletter, T&A wrote:  “We knew it was going to be tough to meet Thanksgiving demand this season, but never in the history of our company have supplies been so limited. Typically, the week of Thanksgiving is slow on the demand side,... Read more

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Locus Traxx receives Driscoll’s 2015 Cold Chain Champion Award
Recognized for alignment to a strategic vision and driving innovations in the industry, Locus Traxx Worldwide received Driscoll’s highest honor being named the 2015 Cold Chain Champion of the Year at the inaugural Driscoll’s Logistics Conference in Seaside, CA.  This prestigious award is given only once per year to a company that successfully exceeds Driscoll’s... Read more

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Rice Fruit to showcase new strains of the most popular apple varieties
Few things shine as brightly as fresh apples in autumn and winter, and Rice Fruit Co. in Gardners, PA, has a crop that is in prime condition for the coming year. John Rice, vice president, told The Produce News that the company has enjoyed a good harvest, which wrapped up in late October. “We enjoyed a fairly typical growing season,” said Rice. “A cool, dry... Read more


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Director of export sales joins Sun World
As part of its efforts to expand the availability and distribution of Sun World branded grapes worldwide, Sun World International LLC has appointed Juliana Escobar to the position of director of export sales. Escobar will be responsible for the company’s export go-to-market strategy, overseeing export... Read more