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!

United Fresh Honors Women in Produce

The United Fresh Produce Association is now accepting nominations for the 2015 Women in Produce honoree to speak at the annual Reception Honoring Women … Continue reading

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Ambrosia Apples Jump into Top 10

Over the past 13 weeks, a record 14,022 supermarkets put Ambrosia Apples from CMI on the shelves for consumers. This push resulted in Nielsen data … Continue reading

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Ready Pac Brings 100% Vegan Superfoods to Bistro Bowls

Armed with knowledge, consumers are seeking tangible health benefits in the food they consume, and superfoods have emerged as a major nutritional force in … Continue reading

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MountainKing Launches Bag Tags with Tips and Recipes

Following tests in multiple markets, Texas-based MountainKing has introduced five attention-getting Kwik Lok bag tags, colorful tags which present the best use for MountainKing … Continue reading

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2015 Seafood Excellence Awards Finalists Announced

The 12 finalists for the 2015 Seafood Excellence Awards, the new products competition held in conjunction with Seafood Expo North America, have been announced. Winners … Continue reading

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Davidson’s Organics Expands Private Labeling Program

Davidson’s Organics is expanding its private labeling program due to popular demand. The program, which offers custom tea bags, bulk teas and iced teas, … Continue reading

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Yummy.com Launches Mobile-Friendly Website

Yummy.com has launched a mobile-friendly website to enhance the customer experience. In addition to becoming more intuitive and simpler, much like the Yummy.com service, the … Continue reading

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AWMA Launches State Government Affairs Initiative

The American Wholesale Marketers Association (AWMA) has launched an initiative to provide members with information and the ability to take action on state governmental … Continue reading

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Haggen Outlines Plans to Convert 146 Stores in Five Months

Pacific Northwest grocery chain Haggen announced that it has begun the process of acquiring 146 stores as part of the divestment process brought about … Continue reading

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2nd Annual Strawberry Picking Challenge Raises $76,000

The 2nd Annual Bright House Networks Strawberry Picking Challenge, hosted by Wish Farms raised $76,000 for Redlands Christian Migrant Association. The fundraising event, held on … Continue reading

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Braga Fresh Family Video Wins Two Awards

Braga Fresh Family Farms announced its short film, “Meet the Farmer,” featuring president and farmer Rod Braga and produced by Moxxy Marketing, has recently … Continue reading

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Potandon Produce Launches Organic Line

Potandon Produce has announced the launch of its newest brand, Potandon Produce. For now, the brand will be used to market organic potatoes and … Continue reading

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CPMA Welcomes Nominations for its Fresh Health Award

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association (CPMA) is now accepting nominations for the 2015 CPMA Fresh Health Award. The deadline is March 20, 2015. This … Continue reading

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United Fresh Unveils 2014 FreshFacts on Retail

The 2014 Year in Review edition of the FreshFacts on Retail report is now available. The report, which annually examines overall retail trends in … Continue reading

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Dole Supports Organic Farms with Organic Pineapples

Dole has launched a month-long promotion that enlists its wholesale and retail customers to support organic farmers worldwide. Beginning March 1, 2015, the leading fresh … Continue reading

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Bolthouse Farms Launches #URWHATUPOST Campaign 

Bolthouse Farms is launching a “Fruit & Veggie Takeover” to help make the internet healthier with its #UrWhatUPost campaign. A proud supporter of the FNV … Continue reading

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2015 Seafood Expo North America Will Be Largest Show Yet

Seafood Expo North America/Seafood Processing North America, formerly the International Boston Seafood Show/Seafood Processing America,  expanded significantly to strengthen its position as the largest … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids and Feeding America Team Up

Produce for Kids announced its primary children’s charity for 2015 and beyond as Feeding America, the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization. In addition, Produce for … Continue reading

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PHA Launches FNV Fruit and Vegetable Brand

The Partnership for a Healthier America’s (PHA) launched FNV — a brand focused on increasing consumption and sales of fruits and vegetables among teens and moms … Continue reading

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Seal of approval

Commodity boards have insight and experience within their categories. Retailers can flourish with a little help from these friends. Continue reading

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Hunger Games

From farmers to manufacturers to grocers, many in the supply chain are coming together to combat food insecurity nationwide. Continue reading

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Mack Farms Joins Fresh Solutions Network

Fresh Solutions Network welcomes Mack Farms to their network of grower/shipper partners. This addition brings a major Southeast potato grower with significant early-season volume into … Continue reading

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VOC Debuts Service Excellence Award

There was a party in Vidalia, Georgia. The Vidalia Onion Committee (VOC) held its annual banquet this month where it debuted its Service Excellence Award. Awarded to … Continue reading

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B’more Organic Debuts High-Protein Skyr Smoothies

B’more Organic debuts high-protein Skyr Smoothies that offer the benefits of protein in a smoothie. With 32 grams of protein per serving, zero fat, … Continue reading

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USA Pears Videos Showcase the Appeal of Pears

The Pear Bureau Northwest’s is debuting a recipe video series highlighting the versatility and flavor of USA Pears. Inviting and simple, the videos demonstrate how … Continue reading

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