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Ahold Delhaize donates $10M amid crisis
Ahold Delhaize USA announced a $10 million relief package to address critical needs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “Serving our brands’ associates and communities is one of our greatest calls to action at Ahold Delhaize USA, and we take to heart our responsibility during this time of need,” said Kevin Holt, Read More ...
Food Lion to donate 6 million meals amid COVID-19 outbreak
Food Lion Feeds is donating $600,000, the equivalent of 6 million meals, to COVID-19 hunger relief efforts. Of that, $500,000 will be donated locally to community partners in the towns and cities Food Lion serves to help feed students who depend on receiving nutritious meals at school, seniors with limited resources and Read More ...
Industry leaders reach out to USDA about stimulus funds
In the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) passed by the U.S. Congress in late March, there is a $9.5 billion emergency fund carve-out for the U.S. Department of Agriculture specifically earmarked for specific agricultural sectors, including fruit and vegetable production. Produce Read More ...
Ag Challenge to address needs brought on by COVID-19
John D’Arrigo, chief executive officer, president and chairman of the board for D’Arrigo California, is partnering with the Grower Shipper Association Foundation/Ag Against Hunger to create an ag industry-designated charitable giving opportunity. The goal is to help individuals and families who are struggling from food Read More ...
USDA files action over $3.1M PACA violation
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has filed an administrative complaint against Bella Fresh Houston LLC. The company, operating from Texas, allegedly failed to make payment Read More ...
COVID-19 response fuels Instacart strike
A week after Instacart announced plans to bring on 300,000 new personal shoppers, some of the independent contractors making up its workforce went on strike. The COVID-19 pandemic, enmeshed in all aspects of daily life, is the source of both the hiring spree and workers' ire. Instacart said its service has become Read More ...
Fresh Del Monte Produce names new chief marketing officer
Fresh Del Monte Produce hired Elana Gold as vice president and chief marketing officer. In this key role, Gold will lead Fresh Del Monte’s global marketing functions, executing global, regional and local marketing strategies aimed at delivering long-term and sustainable business growth for the iconic brand. She will Read More ...

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