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Stemilt’s newest apple gets a brand name
The University of Minnesota has chosen Rave as the brand name for fruit sold from the University’s newest apple variety, MN55, which Stemilt Growers holds the license to grow, pack, and market in North America. Rave was selected as the brand name for this apple to play off of the apple’s many exciting attributes, including its incredible crunch and juicy flavor, as well as its unique position as the first apple... Read more

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Oakes Farms continues growth with yet another new Georgia partner
As it heads into fall, Immokalee, FL-based Oakes Farms is continuing to meet its nearly relentless growth strategy. In early August, the company announced that it had achieved its goal of becoming a year-round supplier of all of its commodities when it partnered with Chill C Farms in Moultrie, GA. In mid-August it announced it had partnered with Bar 4J Ranch,... Read more

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Suarez of MAS Melons & Grapes builds solid reputation
More than 20 years ago, Miguel A. Suarez gained a reputation of being a sales manager with outstanding records of Mexican cantaloupe and honeydew melon exports during his years working for a leading Nogales, AZ, distributor. However, he was displeased with the frequent complaints about the inconsistent quality and lack of flavor of the fruit sold to customers... Read more

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Teri Miller joins The Fresh Market
Teri Miller joined The Fresh Market on Monday, Sept. 19, as senior category manager. She will be based in Greensboro, NC, the city where the company is headquartered. "I'm just getting my feet wet, but I am very excited to be here," Miller told The Produce News Tuesday, Sept. 20. "They've got a great... Read more