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COMPANY PROFILES

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
E. Armata prides itself on superior customer service
Hunts Point Terminal Market-based E. Armata is a multi-generational, leading produce distribution company with a solid and envious fresh produce industry background and reputation.... Read more
New Limeco to discuss Florida avocado program at Southern Exposure
Eddie Caram, general manager of New Limeco LLC, a Primus Labs certified packing house operating in Princeton, FL, noted the SEPC’s Southern Exposure Conference... Read more
Rice Fruit Co. looking forward to Southern Exposure
Supporters of the Southeast Produce Council are steadfast in their dedication to the organization and to its initiatives. Gardners, PA-based Rice Fruit Co. is among the strongest... Read more
Duda Farm Fresh Foods  showcases line of Fresh from  Florida items at Southern Exposure
A loyal devotee to the Southeast Produce Council, Oviedo, FL-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods has been a member and participant since its founding. And it has exhibited every year... Read more
Ben B. driven by hard work,  quality and service
Fourth-generation owned-and-operated Ben B. Schwartz & Sons attributes much of its success to giving its customers what they want — quality and service. This has been... Read more
DelFrescoPure touts strawberries and heirloom tomatoes
DelFrescoPure, based in Kingsville, Ontario, is a leader in the greenhouse hydroponic sector and prides itself on being able to provide consumers with strawberries all year... Read more
Nash Produce’s Southern Exposure exhibit to feature  everything from personalized packaging to logistics
Nash Produce’s own President Thomas Joyner and Sales Associate Thomas Webb will be attending this year’s Southern Exposure conference, sitting behind booth No. 830 and welcoming... Read more
Coast Produce growing in second season in Nogales
Coast Produce Co. Inc. moved into a new refrigerated facility in Nogales for the last Mexican winter deal. Jerry Wagner, general manager of the firm, is very positive about... Read more
SunFed’s summer program will build Texas distribution
RIO RICO, AZ— Currently, 80 percent of the Mexican produce imported by SunFed enters the U.S. through Nogales. The remaining 20 percent is crossing the border in south Texas... Read more
Divine Flavor’s 12-month grape plan reaches maturity
Divine Flavor LLC, a longtime table grape grower-shipper rooted in Sonora, in recent years has aggressively spread its operations along the Pacific coast. As those vineyards... Read more
Frello succeeding in first season
RIO RICO, AZ— As Mother Nature angrily stirred in Mexico this fall and winter, it created a remarkable season to launch a produce company. That has been Willy Martinez’ position... Read more
Turek Farms heads into Southern Exposure with sweet corn on its mind
Jason Turek, a partner in both Turek Farms and its marketing arm, Cayuga Produce Inc., noted being a family-owned grower and shipper of fresh market vegetables means dedicating... Read more
Sweet Potatoes a hot topic for Vick Family Farms
Since 1975, Vick Family Farms has been a shining example of how a family can work together and be successful, and the strong family bond has propelled the company to become... Read more

Industry Viewpoint: A love letter to grocery stores
As our society is faced with uncertainty, navigating the rough waters of COVID-19, the grocery stores have found themselves on the front lines of serving the public and keeping shoppers safe. Quickly shifting strategy, meeting shopper demand, abbreviating hours and reconfiguring staffing to support the surge of customers. While Read More ...
Tools of the trade show
This time one month ago the Southeast Produce Council held its 2020 Southern Exposure. Those were the good old days, and boy, what most of us wouldn’t give to go to a trade show now. The recent cancellations of Viva Fresh and CPMA are making people within the industry realize how much they miss trade shows. Not only did a Read More ...
TastyFrutti taking things one day at a time
Since 1984, TastyFrutti, located in Philadelphia, PA, has served as a major importer and domestic shipper of fresh fruit, with distribution throughout the United States and Canada. One of its main products is grapes, which it sources from Chile and other countries, providing them year-round for customers. These grapes Read More ...
Industry Viewpoint: Insights to build a tropical program for your business
Shoppers want fresh flavors in their everyday diets, a trend that’s easy to see in the rising sales of tropical commodities. Yet, in a complex category with more than 30 different commodities, retailers are challenged to merchandise, price and promote tropical items that enhance performance of the entire department. It’s Read More ...
Chilean crops looking strong
It is currently the heart of the Chilean grape and stone fruit seasons, and the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association has lots of good news to report. With stone fruit, harvests of nectarines and peaches are practically finished as 17,053 tons of nectarines (23 percent of total export volume) have been shipped to North America, Read More ...

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