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Trucco offers kiwifruit 365 days a year
Trucco is a significant player in the kiwifruit industry, establishing strong relationships with growers from many regions around the world. “We started importing and distributing... Read more
Coast Tropical adds Ecuadorian deal
Coast Tropical has significantly increased its mango volume in the United States in the fall/winter period with the addition of a larger growing operation in Ecuador. Isabel... Read more
Panorama Produce primed for South American mango season
Panorama Produce Sales Inc. has been a leader in the mango business for more than 20 years. Fifteen years ago, the company, headquartered in Mamaroneck, NY, saw an opportunity... Read more
Giltner staying the course while also branching out into new business
For more than 30 years, Giltner Inc. has been providing the highest level of service to customers seeking efficient transportation and logistics solutions. And throughout... Read more
Idaho potatoes ‘fly off the shelf’ as more people eat at home
As restaurants and school cafeterias closed across America during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, people had no choice but to eat out less, and that meant going... Read more
Kingston Fresh: Supplying potatoes for fresh-cut fries for 40 years
Supplying potatoes to the foodservice industry, and specifically frying potatoes for operators making fresh-cut fries, is “the strength of our company,” stated Nick Proia,... Read more
Continental Fresh looking forward to Brazilian mango exclusivity
Continental Fresh, based in Miami, specializes in tropical imports from Latin America to retail, foodservice and wholesale customers in the United States. Albert Perez,... Read more
Nash Produce introduces tray packs to retail stores
In an ever-evolving produce industry, Nash Produce is focused on innovation, quality produce and unrivaled service. Throughout its history, the Nashville, NC-based company... Read more
NJDA champions Jersey Fresh
While the New England Produce Council show won’t be occurring in 2020 due to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture knows that... Read more
Honeybear Brands partners with National Honey Board
Many Americans don’t understand that pollinators are responsible for one in three bites of food we eat and their populations are under significant pressure. One partnership... Read more
Kurt Zuhlke & Associates a step ahead of package trends
Kurt Zuhlke & Associates Inc. is a leading innovator of Polyethylene Terephthalate (commonly referred to as PET) packaging for the produce industry. The Easton, PA-based... Read more
Maurice A. Auerbach relies on rich history for success
It takes hard work, dedication and experience to be a success in the produce industry today — especially at a time when the entire industry is facing challenges brought on... Read more
IPC’s international programs respond to coronavirus pandemic environment
In its international marketing programs, as in its domestic programs, the Idaho Potato Commission has made adjustments in response to the new environment brought about by... Read more
Potandon introduces new value-added retail potato product
It was just 18 months ago that Potandon Produce LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, introduced an innovative value-added potato product in the Green Giant Fresh brand called One Step... Read more
Eagle Eye Produce launches new combo bags for Idaho potatoes
Eagle Eye Produce in Idaho Falls, ID, has just introduced a new style retail bag for Idaho red, yellow and russet potatoes in its Harvest Select line. Called combo bags,... Read more
Amid uncertainty in the markets, Wilcox Fresh sees normalcy  in the new potato crop
Foodservice accounts for around 60 percent of business for Wilcox Fresh in Rexburg, ID, and for most of the company’s foodservice customers, business is off by anywhere from... Read more
Idaho russets the backbone of Nonpareil’s business
Nonpareil Farms/Idaho Potato Packers in Blackfoot, ID, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021, has been specializing in russets from its inception, and russets... Read more
Baldor successfully pivots during the pandemic
During the first weeks of the coronavirus outbreak when restaurants and other food institutions were forced to close, Baldor Specialty Foods saw 85 percent of its business... Read more
Tony Vitrano Co. continues to thrive
When the pandemic first hit, Tony Vitrano, president of Tony Vitrano Co., located at the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market in Jessup, MD, admits things were pretty chaotic... Read more
Colorado heads into 2020 with new Russet and high hopes
Colorado’s San Luis Valley, the state’s foremost potato production area, is seeing the release of a new spud variety, the Rocky Mountain Russet, this year. According to Colorado... Read more

Sev-Rend announces new chief financial officer
Sev-Rend is pleased to announce the addition of Karl Hertel as its new chief financial officer. Adding Karl Hertel to the team as the CFO lines up with Sev-Rend’s goals to further service its clients with high-performance packaging. This move enhances Sev-Rend’s ability to expand their footprint in the ever growing Read More ...
LaBonne's Markets in Prospect, CT, to hold grand opening
LaBonne's Markets, located at 75 Waterbury Road in Prospect, CT, will hold its grand opening celebration Saturday, Sept. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 pm. The latest of four LaBonne's Markets, all owned by Bob LaBonne Jr. and Robert LaBonne III, boasts an extensive selection of goods including humanely raised meats, fresh Read More ...
$2 million of drugs found in produce shipment
U.S. Customs & Border Protection Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $2.36 million worth of alleged methamphetamine and heroin in a commercial shipment of fresh produce arriving from Mexico. “This interception of dangerous drugs truly exemplifies the teamwork of our Read More ...
Awe Sum winter Chilean blueberries, organic green and gold kiwifruit
Awe Sum Organics organic green and gold kiwifruit are sourced from top growers in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres to ensure a year-round supply. One of nature's most perfect and nutrient rich foods, kiwifruit is harvested at the ideal time for peak flavor and perfect ripening. Brix levels and dry matter content are Read More ...
Mushroom industry mourns the legendary Mario Basciani
Mario (Chuff) D. Basciani, a mushroom industry pioneer whose work ethic, tenacity and passion for mushrooms made him a role model to farmers throughout the country, died Sunday, Sept. 13, surrounded by his loving family. He was 91. Mr. Basciani was a second-generation mushroom farmer, founder of Basciani Foods Inc., and Read More ...

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