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United Fresh Forms Agriculture Workforce Coalition

United Fresh has joined with organizations representing a broad cross-section of agricultural employers today in the newly-formed Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC). As the unified … Continue reading

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Produce(ing) a new start

With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, often creating opportunities for retailers to promote fresh fruits and vegetables. After indulging in delectable treats … Continue reading

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Stemilt Growers Receives Governor’s Award for Energy Performance

Washington state Governor Chris Gregoire recognized Stemilt Growers with a Governor’s Award for Leadership in Energy Performance. Stemilt received the award for greatly reducing … Continue reading

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Stemilt Receives Community Collaboration Award

Washington state’s Commission on Hispanic Affairs (CHA) recently honored Stemilt Growers with a Community Collaboration Award. Stemilt president West Mathison and his wife, Courtney, … Continue reading

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Gourmet Trading Company is Now Importing Peruvian Blueberries

North American distributor of fresh asparagus, blueberries and blackberries, Gourmet Trading Company, announced it has received its first shipment of Peruvian Blueberries. Gourmet Trading … Continue reading

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CMI’s New Apple Packing Line Keeps Prices Down

CMI and McDougall and Sons (CMI’s largest growing entity and one of their founding owners) has improved their packing operation — amidst a hail … Continue reading

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Chile Blueberry Season Begins

It is the beginning of the Gourmet Trading Company’s , announced the beginning of its Chile blueberry season today. As the company’s Argentina blueberry … Continue reading

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Fresh Blueberries from Chile Projected to Set New Record

Export of fresh Blueberries from Chile is projected to continue the upward momentum this 2012-13 season, forecasted to rise by 21% over the prior … Continue reading

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Pear Bureau Northwest Names Meijer “Pear Retailer of the Year”

Pear Bureau Northwest has named Meijer as the 2012 Pear Retailer of the Year for its outstanding pear merchandising program. Meijer’s successful implementation of … Continue reading

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Chelan Fresh Marketing to Offer an Exclusive Cherry Variety

Chelan Fruit Cooperative recently announced the acquisition of the Orondo Fruit Company packing plant in Orondo, Washington, from the Griggs and Clennon families. Along … Continue reading

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Wonderful Pomegranate Harvest is Underway

Early season Pomegranate varieties have moved smoothly into the distribution channels and now the Wonderful, the principal pomegranate variety is starting to ship. “Continued … Continue reading

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Del Monte Goes Bananas for Charity Events

Participants in the Miami Paddle Challenge held at Matheson Hammock Park were in for a unique surprise when they were joined by five giant … Continue reading

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Turbana Brings Consumers Back to the Farms

As the “farm to table” idea has achieved national recognition, Turbana announced they are bringing this concept full circle by showing North American consumers … Continue reading

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Produce Powerhouse

PMA Fresh Summit is fast approaching. The industry is poised to put its best foot forward. Continue reading

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Sales Review: Grapes

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California Giant Berries Proud to Wear Pink

California Giant Berry Farms’ packaging will again take on a new color during the month of October to convey their commitment to breast cancer … Continue reading

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Rickland Orchards Introduces a Shelf-Stable Greek Yogurt Bar

Rickland Orchards has announced the launch of the first-ever Greek Yogurt Bar. The Greek Yogurt Bars feature honey-roasted granola and real fruit dipped in … Continue reading

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Q&A with Produce Growers on Supporting Consumers New Year’s Resolutions

With the new year upon us, people are re-committing to eating healthy and getting in shape. Retailers can help shoppers stick to their goals … Continue reading

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Chilean Blueberry Committee Launches “Media Blitz” Focused on U.S. Retail

The Chilean Blueberry Committee (CBC) has launched a promotional campaign to support sales and consumption of fresh blueberries from Chile during the winter months … Continue reading

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