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Divine Flavor specialty tomatoes continue strong summer harvest
The specialty tomato program of Divine Flavor is at full volume late this summer. Following a late-July tour to the Ensenada, Baja, greenhouse of Viva Organica, the specialty... Read more
Stater Bros. fills regional vice president retail operations role
Stater Bros. Markets announced the promotion of Bertha Luna to the position of regional vice president retail operations. In this role, Luna will continue to report to Stater... Read more
Westfalia to reshape avocado industry with new rootstocks
Following more than two decades of thorough testing as part of its rootstock breeding and screening program, the Westfalia Fruit Group is releasing two new avocado rootstocks,... Read more
Tanimura & Antle HarvestSelect produce box advances
Tanimura & Antle announced the addition of fruit and root vegetables to its evolving Tanimura & Antle HarvestSelect program in order to remain fully compliant with... Read more
Salmonella outbreak linked to onions has national reach
CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a rapidly growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. Red onions have been identified as the likely source. The... Read more
The Nunes Co., Peri & Sons complete expansion
The Nunes Co. Inc., along with Peri & Sons, announced the completion of their 2020 expansion to the Walker River Cooling Facility in Yerington, NV. The joint venture partners... Read more
Industry Viewpoint: Virtual advocacy
To say there is a lot at stake for the produce industry during an election year in the midst of a global pandemic is not an exaggeration. United Fresh Produce Association... Read more
John J. Jerue, founder of logistics company, dies at age 94
John J. Jerue, founder of the leading logistics company bearing his name, died at home last week just shy of his 95th birthday. Mr. Jerue built a network of sales offices... Read more
Fruit World's organic Thomcord grapes arriving in early August
Fruit World Co., a family-owned, flavor-focused grower-shipper of organic and conventional fruit and one of the largest California growers of organic Thomcord grapes, expects... Read more
Church Bros. Farms big on product development
Church Bros. Farms is a vertically integrated family-owned and operated company that produces a full line of fresh vegetables year-round with an in-house farming/harvest program... Read more
 USDA restricts PACA violators in New York and Texas
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the Department of Agriculture... Read more
Raley’s rewards hourly team members
Raley’s announced that it will provide an appreciation award to every hourly store, distribution center, pharmacy, production bakery and support center team member. The reward... Read more
Avocado market expected to strengthen as year progresses
The month of July had many different factors that led to a drop in the f.o.b. price for avocados, but experts are expecting favorable conditions over the next few months that... Read more
Generation Farms announces new look
Generation Farms unveiled an updated logo and branding, including a version that highlights organics. The logo is being featured on packaging for its growing line of fresh... Read more
Pure Flavor’s snacking line meeting needs of today’s active consumers
While Pure Flavor’s snacking line has been in place for many years, the company has seen a significant uptick in demand over the last five to seven years, and it expects that... Read more
Schnucks expands partnerships with locally owned restaurants and businesses
After announcing in April partnerships with several St. Louis-area restaurants to sell grab and go meals, Schnuck Markets Inc. is now extending those partnerships to even... Read more
Eagle Eye Produce set to ship new crop potatoes
Eagle Eye Produce, a top-tier grower and shipper of fresh produce based in Idaho Falls, ID, will start shipping new crop russet potatoes the first week of August, with new... Read more
AFM among 100 best workplaces for innovators
Avocados From Mexico has been named to Fast Company's second annual Best Workplaces for Innovators list, which honors businesses and organizations worldwide that demonstrate... Read more
USApple promotes Allen, Grondine
The U.S. Apple Association announced the promotions of Jessa Allen to vice president of membership and events and Tracy Grondine to vice president of communications. “The... Read more
Loveday Mushroom Farms joins South Mill Champs
South Mill Champs, one of North America’s largest growers and suppliers of fresh mushrooms and mushroom products, announced that Loveday Mushroom Farms has joined its North... Read more

Divine Flavor specialty tomatoes continue strong summer harvest
The specialty tomato program of Divine Flavor is at full volume late this summer. Following a late-July tour to the Ensenada, Baja, greenhouse of Viva Organica, the specialty vegetable growing wing of Divine Flavor, Michael DuPuis, the firm’s quality assurance and public relations coordinator, said grower and farm Read More ...
Stater Bros. fills regional vice president retail operations role
Stater Bros. Markets announced the promotion of Bertha Luna to the position of regional vice president retail operations. In this role, Luna will continue to report to Stater Bros. Markets Executive Vice President Retail Operations Keith Thomas.  She will lead the retail operations for a regional area served by Stater Read More ...
Westfalia to reshape avocado industry with new rootstocks
Following more than two decades of thorough testing as part of its rootstock breeding and screening program, the Westfalia Fruit Group is releasing two new avocado rootstocks, co-owned by Westfalia and The South African Avocado Growers’ Association, for commercial sale under the Merensky name. Trees of these two new Read More ...
Tanimura & Antle HarvestSelect produce box advances
Tanimura & Antle announced the addition of fruit and root vegetables to its evolving Tanimura & Antle HarvestSelect program in order to remain fully compliant with the new USDA Food to Families program standards.  The USDA announced the Food Box Distribution Program under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act earlier in the Read More ...
Salmonella outbreak linked to onions has national reach
CDC, several states, and FDA continue to investigate a rapidly growing outbreak of Salmonella Newport infections. Red onions have been identified as the likely source. The traceback information collected identified Thomson International Inc. of Bakersfield, CA, as a likely source of red onions in this outbreak. Additional Read More ...

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