Author Archives: Elizabeth Louise Hatt

About Elizabeth Louise Hatt

Eliz­a­beth joined the GHQ team in Octo­ber 2010 to indulge her pas­sion for writ­ing, ask­ing ques­tions, eat­ing exor­bi­tant amounts of food and meet­ing indus­try celebri­ties, such as the Dough­boy. When ELH isn’t bring­ing you the lat­est news from the fresh cat­e­gories, she likes to bake cup­cakes, ram­ble on her blog, smother her cat with affec­tion, snow­board trails too advanced for her skills and run long dis­tances. Oh, and eat! She eats a lot, mostly cheese!

U.S. Imports of Chilean Cherries to Nearly Double

The Chilean Cherry Committee, an entity associated with the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association (ASOEX), expects total exports of fresh cherries from Chile to reach … Continue reading

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Avocados from Mexico Finds Football Success

Avocados from Mexico (AFM) has declared its “Hungry for Football” promotion a success. The campaign launched on Sept. 8, 2014 and within the first five weeks … Continue reading

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Social Media Contest Helps CMI Understand Buying Trends

Columbia Marketing International (CMI) gained insight into consumer buying trends through a social media contest it conducted through a Facebook page created for Ambrosia apples. … Continue reading

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NEPC Announces New Venue

The New England Produce Council has announced a new venue for its 2015 Produce and Floral Expo. The NEPC welcomes the industry to NEPC … Continue reading

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Produce for Better Health Welcomes Ambassadors

The PBH Ambassador program started just over a year ago, and has since generated both increased interest and new Ambassadors. A PBH Ambassador is … Continue reading

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Golden Sun Marketing Celebrates 10 Years

Golden Sun Marketing, a consultancy serving the fresh produce industry, is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this month. Founded by Don Goodwin in 2004, … Continue reading

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PMA Fresh Summit 2014

The 2014 PMA Fresh Summit was a record-breaking show, according to PMA officials. Taking place in Anaheim from October 17-19, the produce industry was … Continue reading

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Beaver Street Fisheries Launches Grillman’s Franks

Beaver Street Fisheries, a Florida-based wholesale and retail seafood and meat supplier with more than 60 years in the food-service industry, is launching a … Continue reading

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C.H. Robinson Collaborates in Twin Cities Food Fight

C.H. Robinson has teamed up with Twin Cities NBC affiliate KARE 11 to create a one-day food and fund drive called the KARE 11 … Continue reading

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Potandon Produce Sponsors Race to Feed the Hungry

The Idaho Falls Race to Feed the Hungry is celebrating its tenth anniversary. As the largest monetary contributor to the Idaho Falls Community Food … Continue reading

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Y Not Foods Adds Cheesy Single-Serve Meals

Single-serve meals are driving sales—why not add them to the store’s portfolio? Y Not Foods has the answer; the company added a Solos, a … Continue reading

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Eco-cup: Coffee With the Environment in Mind

As single-serve coffee grows in popularity, so do the size of landfills. Mother Parkers is doing it best to keep single-serve coffee cups out … Continue reading

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Industry Releases Analysis of U.S. Food Waste

Trade associations representing the nation’s food retailers, food manufacturers and restaurants launched a series of infographics that represent the key findings of a new … Continue reading

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One-on-one with PMA’s Cathy Burns

With another PMA Fresh Summit behind the industry, PMA President Cathy Burns reflects on the Anaheim, Calif. event, and discusses some of the key innovations … Continue reading

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Coca-Cola Honors POW Group this Veterans Day

Every year Coca-Cola pauses to honor the veterans and members of the U.S. military who sacrifice to serve their country and protect our freedoms. … Continue reading

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Salad Savoy Partners with The Produce Mom

Salad Savoy is the latest company to partner with The Produce Mom as a trusted partner. The company grows a variety of unique and … Continue reading

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IFCO Opens New RPC Service Center

IFCO SYSTEMS has opened a new RPC Service Center (reusable plastic container) in Fresno, California. The 200,000-square-foot facility is equipped to wash, sanitize and … Continue reading

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NatureSweet Wants Shoppers to Take a Santa Selfie

NatureSweet Tomatoes wants to spread holiday cheer by giving customers a chance to win some extra spending money – first, they have to take a Santa Selfie. … Continue reading

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Pacific Foods Adds Two Flavors of Hearty Soups

Pacific Foods added two flavors to its line of hearty soups. Organic Vegetable Quinoa and New England Clam Chowder are made with good-for-you ingredients, like … Continue reading

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Snack it Forward Launches Sunkist Fruit 2.0

Snack it Forward announces the launch of Sunkist Fruit 2.0, a line of natural and healthy freeze-dried fruit. Made with 100% real fruit and no … Continue reading

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Duda Farm Fresh Kicks Off Cali Citrus Season

Duda Farm Fresh Foods marks the start of the California-grown citrus season with a large variety of items available now in promotable volumes. Supplies … Continue reading

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IPC Brings Consumers Holiday Potato Recipes

The Idaho Potato Commission is bringing inspiration to consumers with a collection of holiday potato recipes on its website, www.idahopotato.com, created for holiday meals and gatherings. The IPC’s … Continue reading

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Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Make a Sweet Arrival

The makers of Wonderful Pistachios, POM Wonderful and Wonderful Halos are bringing its newest and sweetest sensation  to produce aisles nationwide: Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas … Continue reading

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JMB Adds Packaged Sweet Corn to Portfolio

Jacobs, Malcolm & Burtt (JMB) is bringing sweet corn back. Available in four and eight packs, JMB’s packaged sweet corn has been added to … Continue reading

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Midpoint Launched True Dairy Flavors Division

Midpoint Enterprises has launched its latest division, True Dairy Flavors, which provides flavor concentrates to dairies and retailers involved in the production and distribution of flavored … Continue reading

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