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Salinas grower-shipper announces acquisition
Hitchcock Farms, Salinas, CA, a premier and innovative grower-shipper has acquired Pfyffer Associates, a grower, packer and shipper of premium Brussels sprouts in Santa Cruz,... Read more
Retailer's efforts generate a big fat zero
As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts and commitment to healing the planet, The Giant Co. announced four additional stores in Pennsylvania have reached zero waste,... Read more
USDA cites California company for $3.8M PACA violations
As a part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of... Read more
Cascades launches a new packaging line
Cascades, a leader in eco-friendly recycling, hygiene and packaging solutions, launched its new range of Cascades Fresh packaging products for fruits and vegetables. Designed... Read more
$16 million broccoli shipment is mostly meth
U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered $16.1 million worth of alleged methamphetamine... Read more
Renaissance Food Group adds sales leadership to growing team
Renaissance Food Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers Inc., is excited to announce the addition of two food industry veterans to its sales team: Edward Redd... Read more
Alsum Farms begins Wisconsin red and gold potato harvest
Wisconsin red and gold potato harvest is under way at Alsum Farms in Arena, WI, with the first potato loads being washed, graded and packed for fresh market delivery to distribution... Read more
NEPC announces leadership changes
The New England Produce Council Inc. announced Aug. 5 a number of changes to its leadership, including Tom Murray as president, plus Brian Fleming and David Dearborn as new... Read more
Hurricane expected to strengthen Texas citrus market
A week after Hurricane Hanna struck south Texas, the region’s fresh citrus industry has had the chance to evaluate the influence of the storm. There is a silver lining emerging... Read more
Okanagan Specialty Fruits welcomes new director of research and regulatory affairs
Okanagan Specialty Fruits announced Muhammad Tahir has joined the company as its new director of research and regulatory affairs, replacing John Armstrong, who is retiring... Read more
2020 organics in review
The Organic Produce Network has announced a virtual online event featuring Frank Padilla, Costco’s vice president and general merchandise manager for produce and meat,... Read more
Tops Friendly Markets fills two leadership roles
Tops Friendly Markets, a leading full-service grocery retailer in New York, northern Pennsylvania, and Vermont, announced the promotion of Sarah Jaworski to store system support... Read more
Braga Fresh hires new VP of operations
Braga Fresh hired Colby Pereira as vice president of operations. In her new role, Pereira will support the company’s overall farming and harvesting operations with a... Read more
Certified Onions Inc. expecting increase in pathogen testing
In the wake of a voluntary 50-state recall of red, white, yellow and sweet onions originating from Thomson International Inc. in Bakersfield, CA, an increase in pathogen testing... Read more
Farmworker pandemic safety campaign launched
The California Farmworker Foundation has launched a new campaign, La Seguridad Empieza con Usted, which translates to Safety Starts with You, to help the farmworker community... Read more
Farm Boy banner expansion moves forward
Empire Co. Ltd. announced the next three locations of its expanding Farm Boy banner in Ontario. With this announcement, the company now has 43 confirmed locations in Ontario.... Read more
Retailers to benefit from Desbry's two-count bags and bins
Leading in innovations that address changing consumer shopping preferences caused by COVID-19, WP Produce, a family-owned, grower-packer-shipper of Desbry tropical fruits... Read more
Sun Belle announces new green initiative at distribution center
Sun Belle Inc. has launched a new green initiative at its 64,000-square-foot Jessup, MD, warehouse and distribution facility with the installation of a 450 kilowatt rooftop... Read more
Sun Valley convention the latest to cancel amid COVID-19 concerns
The executive committee of the Idaho Grower Shipper Association announced Aug. 3 that its annual convention held in Sun Valley, ID, has been cancelled due to concerns about... Read more
USDA restricts PACA violators in Texas from operating in the produce industry
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the Department of Agriculture... Read more

Salinas grower-shipper announces acquisition
Hitchcock Farms, Salinas, CA, a premier and innovative grower-shipper has acquired Pfyffer Associates, a grower, packer and shipper of premium Brussels sprouts in Santa Cruz, CA. Pfyffer has been a leading supplier of Brussels sprouts for over 45 years with its well-known Ernie’s Pride and Pfyffer labels. “I see this as a Read More ...
Retailer's efforts generate a big fat zero
As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts and commitment to healing the planet, The Giant Co. announced four additional stores in Pennsylvania have reached zero waste, meaning 90 percent or more of a store’s total waste is being diverted from a landfill or incineration. “When it comes to taking care of the environment there Read More ...
USDA cites California company for $3.8M PACA violations
As a part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on Trinity Fresh Distribution LLC in Sacramento, CA, for failing to meet its contractual obligations to the sellers of Read More ...
Cascades launches a new packaging line
Cascades, a leader in eco-friendly recycling, hygiene and packaging solutions, launched its new range of Cascades Fresh packaging products for fruits and vegetables. Designed for producers, packers and retailers, Cascades Fresh packaging solutions meet the needs of this key industry while also addressing consumers’ Read More ...
$16 million broccoli shipment is mostly meth
U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered $16.1 million worth of alleged methamphetamine within a commercial trailer hauling a shipment of fresh broccoli. “This is a substantial amount of hard narcotics that our officers have detected and seized Read More ...

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