Tag Archives: produce

Fresh Produce Sales Up Again for Second Quarter of 2013

For the second quarter this year, fresh produce sales are up compared to last year’s figures. Organic fruits and vegetables lead the pack in … Continue reading

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United Fresh Names 2013 Family Business Scholarship Recipients

The United Fresh Foundation is pleased to announce the four recipients of the 2013 Frieda Rapoport Caplan Family Business Scholarships. Now in its thirteenth … Continue reading

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Steve Lutz Joins Columbia Marketing International

Columbia Marketing International, an established grower/shipper of premium quality apples, pears and cherries, has hired Steve Lutz as VP of Marketing.  Steve replaces Bob … Continue reading

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Sales Review: Onions

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Organic grows up

Consumers want to know where and how their produce is grown. The expanding organic segment is increasingly quelling their concerns—and boosting store sales. Everyday … Continue reading

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PMA Announces New FSMA Webinars

Produce Marketing Association (PMA) is releasing new resources to help the global fresh produce industry understand the U.S. government’s latest proposed rules to implement … Continue reading

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Renewable Resources Group Acquires Sun World International

Renewable Resources Group (RRG), a California-based asset management firm with a focus on agriculture and other sustainable resources, has purchased Sun World International, the … Continue reading

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Sunkist Expands its Fresh Citrus Program to Florida

Sunkist Growers and Greene River Marketing are teaming up to sell Florida citrus under the Sunkist brand in markets across the globe beginning in … Continue reading

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Center for Produce Safety Research Findings Now Online

New resources translating current research from the Center for Produce Safety (CPS) into practical applications for individual food safety programs are now online and … Continue reading

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Clicking on all cylinders

By focusing on fresh offerings, online grocers are setting the stage for the future of the industry. It is up to brick-and-mortar retailers to keep pace. Continue reading

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Eyeing apples

Apples are a core fruit within the produce section and sales are on the rise. Continue reading

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Honing in on healthy snacks

With innovations in flavor, packaging and brand appeal, produce companies are winning over the snacking category. It seems almost weekly a new snack item … Continue reading

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The Smurfs 2 Sweepstakes Continues into British Columbia Season

North American distributor of Fresh Asparagus and Blueberries, Gourmet Trading Company continues its The Smurfs 2 Sweepstakes through the British Columbia blueberry season. “This … Continue reading

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PMA Foundation Offers New Resources for Advancing Produce Careers

Members of the produce and floral supply chain now have even more assistance with attracting, developing and retaining a strong workforce. Produce Marketing Association … Continue reading

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Twenty-seven Schools Receive Salad Bars

Thousands of students in 27 schools in four states will have more opportunities to eat fresh fruits and vegetables each day when they return … Continue reading

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Incentives Lead to Increased Fruit and Vegetable Consumption

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the results of USDA’s Healthy Incentives Pilot (HIP) and discussed additional steps USDA and its partners are taking to … Continue reading

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Frieda’s Introduces Organic Finger Limes

Frieda’s introduces Organic Finger Limes grown in California in three different retail pack sizes. A much sought-after gourmet ingredient, these small specialty limes are now in … Continue reading

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A marketing scheme that is the pits!

I don’t like being snookered. Yet that is exactly what I feel happened to me when I visited an Acme Markets store a couple … Continue reading

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“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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Hollandia Produce Trucks Come Alive

Hollandia Produce is all about providing fresh product. To convey that message appropriately, the company outfitted two of its trailers with images of its “Living … Continue reading

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Come just for the ‘Yum’ of it: A Grilled Veggie Party June 22 at Wegmans

Light the fire! Grilling season is here and Wegmans’ people are ready to show how America’s favorite cooking technique can make an entire meal … Continue reading

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Produce Suppliers Team Up for Cause Marketing Campaign

Grimmway Farms, Cal-Organic Farms and other leading produce growers are teaming up with Sony Pictures Animation and Feeding America for a groundbreaking campaign in … 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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