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New Zealand Envy and Jazz expected to turn heads
The New Zealand apple crop has landed, and retailers and shoppers should expect fresh, large and exceptionally flavorful apples to hit stores in June, enabling high-quality,... Read more
Western Growers mourns longtime staffer Tom Oliveri
Tom (Tommy O) Oliveri, a longtime Western Growers staffer who retired from the association in January 2018, several months shy of his 40th anniversary, died in his home Thursday... Read more
Homegrown Organic Farms earns EFI certification, shipping labeled product next week
Homegrown Organic Farms announced its certification from Equitable Food Initiative for its California-grown, organic stone fruit.  This certification demonstrates Homegrown... Read more
Magic Sun hires new sales operations director
Magic Sun, a leading hydroponic tomato grower in Mexico, is seeing strong growth and increasing interest in its program to deliver high-quality, year-round greenhouse-grown... Read more
Buehler’s names new EVP of sales and marketing
Buehler’s Fresh Foods, a leading supermarket chain in northeast Ohio, promoted Mike Davidson to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. In Davidson’s... Read more
Patrinka Crammond joins Shanley Farms
Citriburst Finger Lime grower Shanley Farms has added Patrinka Crammond in business and program development. Crammond, has an extensive background in the produce industry,... Read more
John Vena launches new site
John Vena Inc. has been in the produce business for a century. As the company approached its hundredth anniversary in 2019, President John Vena, the third generation of the... Read more
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Cherry
Superfresh Growers announced the arrival of Super Cherry, the biggest cherries on the tree — extra juicy, extra tasty and extra large. The 2020 lineup includes both dark sweet... Read more
Hy-Vee, Robinson Fresh donate 50,000 mangos
Robinson Fresh, a leader in fresh produce sourcing and supply chain solutions, announced the donation of more than 50,000 mangos to families in need. Totaling roughly 6,000... Read more
Jim Allen retiring from NYAS, Tenley Allen Fitzgerald to succeed her father
Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for New York Apple Sales, will be retiring June 26. Allen has been with NYAS since February of 2017, though he has been in the produce... Read more
Delaware River ports tops for fruit
Refrigerated cargo trade into the Delaware River increased by 9 percent last year according to the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority. Now operating with the PhilaPort name,... Read more
ALDI making changes to nearly 600 stores
ALDI is expanding its Curbside Grocery Pickup to offer even more options to customers. After a successful pilot in select markets, Curbside Grocery Pickup will be available... Read more
Progressive Produce hires industry veteran Andrew Engles
Andrew Engles has joined Progressive Produce, effective May 18, as sales manager in the asparagus and wet veg division. For the past 14 years, he was with Markon... Read more
Nature Fresh Farms keeping employees' needs top of mind
To make banking more accessible for its employees, Nature Fresh Farms is working with BMO to bring on-site access to an ATM to access cash or to complete simple, everyday... Read more
Boosting apple sales with tropical flavors
Stemilt is ready to help retailers rock their apple category by providing high-quality, flavorful Pinata apples for the summer season. Stemilt’s senior marketing manager,... Read more
Winn-Dixie expanding with eight new stores
Winn-Dixie will expand in Florida with the addition of eight new Winn-Dixie stores before the end of the year. Southeastern Grocers, Winn-Dixie's parent company, finalized... Read more
Sunkist celebrates the return of Valencia oranges, summer citrus
Sunkist Growers is transitioning into summer citrus, as most winter citrus varieties wind down. To celebrate the return of the summer season and Valencia oranges, Sunkist... Read more
Intergrow partnership to reduce food waste
Consumer’s have high expectations when it comes to their food. Even in produce, they expect beautifully uniformed, well presenting fruit. But at the end of the day this is... Read more
Giumarra introduces trio of premium nectarine brands
New for the 2020 California stone fruit season, the Giumarra Cos. introduces a trio of premium nectarine offerings under its DulceVida brand umbrella: Midnight Edition, Twilight... Read more
Mother Earth boosts conventional mushrooms
With 53 growing houses throughout southern Chester County in West Grove, Oxford, and Landenberg, PA, Mother Earth LLC continues its strong legacy in the organic mushroom industry. Like... Read more

New Zealand Envy and Jazz expected to turn heads
The New Zealand apple crop has landed, and retailers and shoppers should expect fresh, large and exceptionally flavorful apples to hit stores in June, enabling high-quality, year-round apple programs from T&G Global. T&G’s New Zealand apple volumes are up compared to last year, with Jazz and Envy driving the program, Read More ...
Western Growers mourns longtime staffer Tom Oliveri
Tom (Tommy O) Oliveri, a longtime Western Growers staffer who retired from the association in January 2018, several months shy of his 40th anniversary, died in his home Thursday morning, May 28. He was 67. Over four decades, Mr. Oliveri demonstrated uncommon dedication to the WG membership, establishing himself as a Read More ...
Homegrown Organic Farms earns EFI certification, shipping labeled product next week
Homegrown Organic Farms announced its certification from Equitable Food Initiative for its California-grown, organic stone fruit.  This certification demonstrates Homegrown Organic Farms’ dedication to the improved lives of its direct employees and all those associated with their organization.  EFI-labeled product will Read More ...
Magic Sun hires new sales operations director
Magic Sun, a leading hydroponic tomato grower in Mexico, is seeing strong growth and increasing interest in its program to deliver high-quality, year-round greenhouse-grown product. Alejandro Santander, vice president of sales and operations and one of the original founders of Magic Sun, indicated that the overall tomato market Read More ...
Buehler’s names new EVP of sales and marketing
Buehler’s Fresh Foods, a leading supermarket chain in northeast Ohio, promoted Mike Davidson to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. In Davidson’s new role his responsibilities include oversight of all current sales and merchandising departments, marketing, customer insights, central kitchen Read More ...

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