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Delaware Ports key to Eastern Propak’s success
Eastern Propak, a cold-storage warehouse with repacking and bagging capabilities, offers 9,000 pallet positions and 27 loading doors, and is situated only minutes away from... Read more
Top Brass continues to expand grape options for its customers
With the fresh table grape harvest now underway in the San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield, CA-based Top Brass produce is showing off its expanded volume of newer varieties with... Read more
Sundale Vineyards offers ‘house pack’
Sundale Vineyards and its marketing arm, Sundale Sales, is one of the few remaining California table grape grower-shippers that offers “house-packed” table grapes to its... Read more
Grapeman Farms touts newer varieties
Great Green and Jack’s Salute, two of the newer varieties from independent breeding programs, are being touted this summer by Grapeman Farms as the grower-shipper launches... Read more
Manfredi’s New Jersey extension construction needs expansion
For several years Manfredi Cold Storage & Distribution Inc., based in Kennett Square, PA, has waited for the right time to expand its operations to a strategically- important... Read more
Organics Unlimited sees spike in organic banana sales
Mayra Velazquez de León co-founded Organics Unlimited in 2000 with a mission to provide North American customers with the best quality organic bananas and tropical fruits. It’s... Read more
Berry People sees significant jump in supplies
As Berry People LLC matures in its third year in business, the Hollister, CA-based company is experiencing a significant uptick in its supplies of the four main berry types,... Read more
Sun Pacific continues to expand organic grape program
Sun Pacific, one of the larger fruit growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, continues to expand its organic grape program and is anticipating a very good 2020 season. “We... Read more
Wada Farms organic programs continue to grow
Organic programs for potatoes and other products at Wada Farms Marketing Group LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, continue to grow larger every year amid ongoing work to develop ever-better... Read more
David J. Elliot & Son expects window of opportunity for California pears
David J. Elliot & Son – Stillwater Orchards has been farming pears since the 1860s. It is one of the last family-owned and operated pear growers and shippers in California,... Read more
Marketing matters to increase sales of pears
California pear farmers are preparing to harvest a crop of fresh pears in early July. After two years of late harvest timing, the 2020 California pear harvest appears to... Read more
Organic mushrooms 'skyrocketing' for Mother Earth
Operating out of 53 growing houses in West Grove, Oxford and Landenberg, PA, Mother Earth LLC continues its strong legacy in the organic mushroom industry, despite facing... Read more
Demand and production of garlic on the rise
Garlic has been one of the items that has seen a spike in sales as the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has resulted in more people cooking at home with the pungent bulb a relatively... Read more
Lakeside Organic Gardens introduces organic Fioretto
Lakeside Organic Gardens has added a new and uniquely organic commodity to its stable of products, organic Fioretto, also commonly known as flowering cauliflower. “We believe... Read more
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council kicks off National Blueberry Month celebration
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council will launch its ode to blueberries with 1,000 broadcast TV segments that will begin airing across the country on July 1. Blueberries will... Read more
A new global entry in cherry breeding and commercialization
Malling Cherry Ventures is the joint venture between NIAB EMR of Kent in England, their funding partner Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and the Associated International Group of... Read more
Rivermaid Trading Co. projects nice demand for Bartletts
With more than 4,000 acres of pears, Rivermaid Trading Co. is one of California’s largest and most experienced pear growers, packers and marketers. The Lodi-based company... Read more
The California Pear Advisory Board is anticipating a successful summer season
July is a special time for the California Pear Advisory Board. It marks the start of the state’s pear season, which means those delicious and healthy fruits are ready to... Read more
Sunset chats new normal and new products
Fourth-generation, family-owned Sunset/Mastronardi Produce is one of the leading greenhouse vegetable companies on the continent, growing and selling world-class... Read more
Organic  blueberries to offer major boost in sales
Awe Sum Organics has partnered with high-quality small and mid-sized family farms in Oregon and Washington to bring blueberries that have a wonderful complex, sweet and tangy... Read more

Quebec Distributing facilitating produces boxes to charities
When Marvin Quebec, president of Oakland, CA-based Quebec Distributing Inc. initially heard about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program, he noted that many worthy charities were not being serviced. A month later after participating in a seminar on the program during United Fresh LIVE!, he Read More ...
Meijer opens five supercenters in the Midwest
Meijer has opened five supercenters across the Midwest. Located in Manitowoc, WI, Sycamore, IL, Bad Axe, MI, and Brimfield and Lorain, OH, the 159,000-square-foot stores offer a state-of-the-art shopping experience, providing customers multiple ways to shop in a specialty store environment. "These new stores reinforce our Read More ...
Well•Pict digital retail kit to heat up summer sales
Well•Pict Berries launched its Well•Pict Digital Retail Kit, a promotional tool to help its retail partners increase their online berry marketing efforts. The kit will include marketing materials for every member of the produce department, from produce buyers to department merchandisers. It is tailored to help and guide a Read More ...
Stemilt to host Virtual Cherry College webinar
Stemilt is bringing its in-person cherry education experience to the computer screen for the inaugural Stemilt U: Virtual Cherry College webinar. The 60-minute webinar will be held on Wednesday, July 22 at 2 p.m. EST. Led by Tate Mathison, Stemilt director of sales, the webinar will take attendees through the cherry Read More ...
Fresh Thyme partnership brings same-day delivery to the Midwest
Specialty retailer Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is partnering with Shipt, making it more convenient to conquer healthy living goals. Customers in 30 metro areas across the Midwest region will have access to this new offering from Shipt and Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, giving more than 10 million households this option for Read More ...

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