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Baloian Farms to kick off 2020 California Bell pepper season
As a leader in West Coast pepper production, Baloian Farms along with its Coachella partner, Belk Farms, will celebrate their 32nd season together in the Coachella Valley... Read more
Opal brand ambassador's tips for spending additional time at home
With more people staying at home these past few weeks, Opal decided to host an Instagram live last week with its brand ambassador, Cynthia Sass, to help provide helpful information... Read more
Atlas continues strong performance in California dates
The California date industry is on a roll and Atlas Produce & Distribution is rolling along with it, converting new date enthusiasts along the way. “Our date almond... Read more
Food Freshness Card helping produce last longer, look better
Keeping fresh fruits and vegetables fresher and longer lasting is a goal of all produce departments. Rick Hassler and his son, RJ Hassler, are owners of the Brockton, MA,... Read more
AgroFresh Consumer Intelligence provides insights for produce industry
AgroFresh Solutions Inc., a global leader in produce freshness solutions, has launched a consumer research series called AgroFresh Consumer Intelligence to identify key factors... Read more
The Grower Network adds two to sales staff
Ever since The Grower Network began in the summer of 2016, by several of North America’s premier growers of high-quality Bell peppers, the Lake Park, GA-based entity has... Read more
California avocado growers bounce back with good volume
In its final pre-season crop forecast, the California Avocado Commission announced a 369 million pound crop for 2020, which was significantly greater than 2019 volume. This... Read more
Whole Foods Market recognizes Del Rey with Supplier Award
Fallbrook, CA-based Del Rey Avocado Co. was one of 32 brands recently honored by Whole Foods Market for providing outstanding quality, environmental stewardship, organic... Read more
HAB releases new category market development tool
The Hass Avocado Board just released a new Avocado Category Market Development Tool designed to help retailers and industry stakeholders identify, quantify and prioritize... Read more
Eco Farms doubles ripening capacity
Responding to retail and consumer demand, Eco Farms Avocado Inc. in Temecula, CA, has significantly increased its ripening capacity at its Southern California packing facility... Read more
Giumarra expands avocado packing facility
The Giumarra Cos. avocado division has increased its ability to both ripen and bag fruit with an expansion at its Escondido, CA, packing and distribution plant. “For our... Read more
Pexco changing with the times
In 2019, Pexco Produce Sales quietly celebrated its 50th anniversary. The long-time grower, shipper and consolidator of domestic and international produce, working on the... Read more
CAC champions celebrating  Cinco de Mayo with avocados
The California Avocado Commission, headquartered in Irvine, CA, represents more than 3,500 growers producing avocados on nearly 55,000 acres in the Golden State. The Commission... Read more
Setton Farms pistachios a ‘complete protein’
Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., the nation’s second largest pistachio grower and processor based in California’s Central Valley, announced that U.S.-grown roasted pistachios... Read more
Yes! Apples has its game on in the apple industry
Since Glenmont, NY-based New York Apple Sales’ launch of its new Yes! Apples’ branding initiative at the 2019 Produce Marketing Fresh Summit in Anaheim, CA, last October,... Read more
Rice Fruit Co. launching new items as it moves into spring
Steeped in over a century of apple growing, Garners, PA-based Rice Fruit Co. is highlighting a few exciting items in its mix of apples as it moves into spring this year. Vice... Read more
Florida peaches overcome nature’s challenges
Sweet, juicy peaches are probably not the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Florida, but they are becoming a bigger part of the state’s agricultural scene. According... Read more
Promotions will help drive sales of Florida peaches
Many shoppers are in for a sweet treat in the coming weeks, with many supermarket produce departments featuring slices of sweet, juicy, succulent, fresh from Florida peaches... Read more
New ProduceTrac provides  cutting edge innovation
Since the introduction of the new ProduceTrac logistics’ initiative at the New York Produce Show last December, people are quickly learning about the benefits of the program.... Read more
R.C.F. expanding early mango volume
R.C.F. Distributors LLC enters the new Mexican mango season with the resources of a new packingshed in Chiapas. This shed is in a town with the remarkable name of Ocozocoautla... Read more

Sun Basket gets uptick but growth limited
All across the country Americans are sheltering in place with trips out filled with trepidation. As such, it is no surprise that meal delivery companies, like Blue Apron, Home Chef and HelloFresh are reporting an uptick in business and fielding many more calls and hits on their websites. Sun Basket Inc., a Read More ...
Produce sales during COVID-19 by the numbers
Nobody in the produce industry wants to increase sales at the cost of people falling ill, but the simple fact is that the COVID-19 pandemic has produce sales on the rise. According to IRI, for the week ended March 22, fresh produce sales were up 29.7 percent compared to the prior week. It’s pretty much a universal belief Read More ...
Drastic retail shift for Stemilt’s Apple Lover bags
Retailers are shifting their apple categories to bags now that the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping Americans at home most of the time. Limited trips to shop for groceries, a desire for a grab-and-go pack, and an increase in buying groceries online are all factors causing retailers to mix up their apple strategy and lean into Read More ...
Duda engages with consumers during unique National Celery Month
For the month of March, Duda Farm Fresh Foods shared its National Celery Month promotion with consumers to elevate the versatility of celery and position it as the “It-gredient.” Despite the shift in tone throughout the industry as well as the world, Duda Farm Fresh Foods continued to engage with shoppers in an effort to Read More ...
Strong Georgia peach crop in the works
Georgia peach growers are anxiously awaiting first harvest of what is shaping up to be the best crop in years. Harvest is expected to begin around the May 15 and continue through the Aug. 15.   Following last year’s bumper crop, consumers are eagerly awaiting the quintessential summertime fruit. With the current situation Read More ...

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