Tag Archives: fruits

“Disease or not a disease…”

… that is the question currently being debated in response to the American Medical Association’s (AMA) decision to classify obesity as a disease. Yes, … Continue reading

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Freshway Foods Goes Local

Freshway Foods announced that the company has introduced new products featuring locally grown produce from the Great Lakes region. Fruits and vegetables available through … Continue reading

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Dole Inspires Salad Fans with New Website

Dole Fresh Vegetables has launched an inspirational new website reflecting the growing culinary evolution of salad and the DOLE Salads brand of prepackaged salad blends and all-natural … Continue reading

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Turbana Partners with Price Choppers to Kick Off PFK Spring Campaign

Turbana announced its partnership with one of its longstanding retailers, Price Chopper, to kick off the Produce for Kids 2013 campaign entitled “Get Healthy, Give … Continue reading

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Dole is Sponsoring a Health Symposium

With a strong commitment to health and wellness, Dole Food Company, is the host sponsor of the fifth biennial International Berry Health Benefits Symposium, June 18-20, 2013, … Continue reading

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United Fresh Releases Sustainability Guide

To assist producers and partners in developing, assessing and communicating their sustainability programs, United Fresh Produce Association has launched its Sustainability Guide and Self-Assessment … Continue reading

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My Confession

Dear Grocery Retailers, Please forgive me, I have been unfaithful. For years, I have always turned to your supermarkets for my produce. I selected … Continue reading

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Fruit Center Marketplace

Suburban Boston is a competitive hot spot when it comes to supermarkets, with Stop & Shop, Shaw’s/Star Market, Market Basket and Roche Bros. duking … Continue reading

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Dole was a Gold Sponsor of Big Sur

Dole sponsored one of the world’s top destination races in its own backyard, the Big Sur International Marathon. Dole, including Dole Fresh Vegetables of … Continue reading

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Sales Review: Cherries

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PMA Applauds USDA Proposal Promoting Students’ Development of Healthful Eating Habits

Commending US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) steps to encourage students’ greater consumption of fruits, vegetables and other nutrient-dense foods, Produce Marketing Association (PMA) submitted … Continue reading

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United Fresh to Honor Lisa McNeece at 2013 Reception

Lisa McNeece, vice president, Foodservice and Industrial Sales, of Grimmway Enterprises, will be the guest speaker at the United Fresh Produce Association’s annual Reception … Continue reading

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Produce’s fresh outlook

Marketing the health benefits of fruits and vegetables and convenient snack options have helped boost sales in the produce department. Continue reading

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Happy Family Goes Greek with New Pouches for Babies and Toddlers

Happy Family, an organic food brand privately owned and operated by moms, has introduced a line of organic Greek yogurt, fruit and veggie combination … Continue reading

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Hold the pesticides

Organic produce sales continue to climb. Their benefits may be up for dispute, but its clear consumers recognize organics exist. Continue reading

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Teaching an old dog new tricks

On the heels of my last blog supporting the value of organics, an ironic thing happened along the way—my own family became believers in … Continue reading

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The Produce Mom’s School Foodservice Program to Launch in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Fruit’s The Produce Mom has partnered with Indiana Celebrities & Heroes to inspire healthy eating amongst children via their school foodservice program, Find … Continue reading

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PMA 2012 Fresh Summit

The 2012 PMA Fresh Summit show was packed with new innovations and ideas — and it had record attendance. Continue reading

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Why I love the produce industry… and a big THANKS!

Two weeks ago growers, manufacturers, buyers, sellers, marketers and associations converged on the Anaheim, California convention center to talk—and taste—produce. The new format of … Continue reading

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PBH To Host Supermarket Dietitians at Fresh Summit

Produce for Better Health Foundation (PBH) will host 20 supermarket dietitians for a 3-day educational session to be held during PMA’s Fresh Summit in … Continue reading

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Produce for Kids and Sunset Park Elementary School Students Celebrate New Salad Bar

On Tuesday, October 16, Produce for Kids and Sunset Park Elementary School held an event in Miami, Fla., to celebrate the new salad bar … Continue reading

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Study Shows Even Small Increase in Fruit and Veggie Consumption can Improve Health

An estimated 20,000 cancers could be prevented if half of all Americans simply increased their consumption of fruits and vegetables by a single serving … Continue reading

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CPS Research Grants and PMA Food Safety Forums Serve Global Audience

The newly announced $1.8 million Center for Produce Safety (CPS) research grant awards combined with two other Produce Marketing Association (PMA) events offer significant … Continue reading

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New Apple Variety from FirstFruits of Washington

The intensely sweet and crunchy new apple variety Sweetie, from FirstFruits of Washington, will be making an appearance at retail this September. First planted … Continue reading

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Safefruitsandveggies.com Provides Science Based Safety Information For Consumers

A recent Stanford University nutritional comparison study has generated intense consumer interest about the differences between conventionally and organically grown fruits and vegetables. But, … Continue reading

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