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Schnucks' new way to promote healthy food
Schnuck Markets Inc. announced that the Schnucks Rewards app is making shopping easier than ever with the addition of two new features — shopping lists and a wellness guide. The in-app shopping list automatically organizes the order of customers’ lists based on the layout of their selected Schnucks store, while the wellness guide allows customers to view nutritional information and labels, as well as attributes such as heart... Read more

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Mission Produce Inc., based in Oxnard, CA, has expanded its sales department to support the company’s rapid growth. The company created a business development sector, hired a new senior director of sales and increased its foodservice division. “We expanded and restructured our sales team to better serve our customer base,” said Senior Vice President of Sales... Read more

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Bagged avocado sales continue to impress, Calavo says
There may be no greater indicator of U.S. consumers’ continued love affair with the avocado than the growing number of sales in the bagged category. After all, a buyer of a bag of avocados is, almost by definition, self-identifying as a heavy user. “In January of 2019, we saw a 30 percent increase in bagged sales over January of 2017,” said Rob Wedin, vice president... Read more

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NJ Peach Promotion Council names three new directors
The New Jersey Peach Promotion Council named Erica Shiles, Bonnie Lundblad and Matt Duffield as its new board members.  Shiles is a fourth-generation family farmer on F&R Grasso, in Mullica Hill, purchased in 1953. The farm harvests several peach varieties throughout the season, including... Read more