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The Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference & Expo is a venue that makes dollars and sense. “More than 70 percent of attendees (including distributors, operators and growers/shippers) influence or recommend purchases,” the PMA website states. “Both buyers and suppliers highly val...
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Tom Stenzel, United Fresh’s President and chief executive officer, along with Dave Gombas, senior vice president of food safety and technology, and Robert Guenther, senior vice president of public policy, have been appointed by USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Trade Representative Michael...
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In full swing with its summer citrus season, Seald Sweet has launched its Kiddie Clems line of packaging for its easy-to-peel clementines. The new high-graphic packaging with colorful, kid-friendly graphics is the next move following the success of the company
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As Meijer continues to expand across the Midwest, its commitment to purchasing local produce has also grown to represent an annual economic impact of nearly $100 million. “Meijer has a longstanding commitment to buying locally grown produce when available as long as the quality meets our h...
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Opal apple is closing out its fifth season, which has been a success with sales and volume increases in the double digits. Opal has gained momentum nationally and saw a year-over-year sales dollar increase of 65 percent and a volume increase of 85 percent during the season. Same-store sales incr...
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Sprouts Farmers Market, one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, announced that Shawn Gensch has joined the company as chief marketing officer, and Dan Sanders has joined the company as executive vice president of store operations. “Shawn and Dan share deep retail leadership experien...
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Driscoll Strawberry Associates Inc. is set to launch the first phase of a strategic business plan to increase organic strawberry volume in the coming decade. Driscoll
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At this year’s annual PMA Foodservice Conference in Monterey, CA, the PMA Foundation For Industry Talent will host the Joe Nucci Memorial Golf Tournament in honor of produce industry veteran Joe Nucci. The tournament, now featured on a new day (Thursday, July 23) will be held at the Bayonet &...
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Whole Foods has denied an allegation by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs that it was knowingly overcharging customers via improper price labeling. In a June 30 email to its customers and a post on its website, the retailer said that any errors were unintentional and that the clai...
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The U.S. State Department has rectified a computer problem that was preventing visas from being issued by U.S. embassies and consulates, which is good news for fruit and vegetable growers left with a shortage of workers during the key harvest season. The problem, described as a flaw of the syste...
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Sakata Seed America is doing its part to go green and conserve water during the severe California drought. The drought has taken a huge toll on the entire state; however, it has hit both the agricultural and horticultural industries particularly hard. In response, Sakata has made it a priority to...
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