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New York Apple Association earns prestigious honor
The New York Apple Association’s series of videos featuring New York apple growers and Kelly Springer, registered dietitian for NYAA, have won two prestigious Telly Awards. "The... Read more
Rainier nears attractive blueberry goal
As summer approaches and the upcoming Washington blueberry season nears first pick, Rainier Fruit Co.'s 100 percent organic blueberry operation is on track to earn the title... Read more
Good Foods, good news for business development, sales
Good Foods, a category leader of plant-based dips and good-for-you products, announced the hiring of Lionel Mendoza as vice president of business development and the promotion... Read more
Foodservice closures: Where does the produce go?
The closures of restaurants, hotels and schools have left growers with heaps of fresh produce without a destination. With crops often grown exclusively for the foodservice... Read more
Danny Dumas resigns from Del Monte Fresh Produce
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. announced that Danny Dumas has decided to leave the company effective May 29, 2020. During his tenure of over 20 years with the company,... Read more
Safety concerns prompt Target to temporarily close stores
At this time, Target made the decision to adjust store hours or close stores temporarily for the safety of its employees and guests. "We are a community in pain," said Brian... Read more
New Zealand Envy and Jazz expected to turn heads
The New Zealand apple crop has landed, and retailers and shoppers should expect fresh, large and exceptionally flavorful apples to hit stores in June, enabling high-quality,... Read more
Western Growers mourns longtime staffer Tom Oliveri
Tom (Tommy O) Oliveri, a longtime Western Growers staffer who retired from the association in January 2018, several months shy of his 40th anniversary, died in his home Thursday... Read more
Homegrown Organic Farms earns EFI certification, shipping labeled product next week
Homegrown Organic Farms announced its certification from Equitable Food Initiative for its California-grown, organic stone fruit.  This certification demonstrates Homegrown... Read more
Magic Sun hires new sales operations director
Magic Sun, a leading hydroponic tomato grower in Mexico, is seeing strong growth and increasing interest in its program to deliver high-quality, year-round greenhouse-grown... Read more
Buehler’s names new EVP of sales and marketing
Buehler’s Fresh Foods, a leading supermarket chain in northeast Ohio, promoted Mike Davidson to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. In Davidson’s... Read more
Patrinka Crammond joins Shanley Farms
Citriburst Finger Lime grower Shanley Farms has added Patrinka Crammond in business and program development. Crammond, has an extensive background in the produce industry,... Read more
John Vena launches new site
John Vena Inc. has been in the produce business for a century. As the company approached its hundredth anniversary in 2019, President John Vena, the third generation of the... Read more
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s Super Cherry
Superfresh Growers announced the arrival of Super Cherry, the biggest cherries on the tree — extra juicy, extra tasty and extra large. The 2020 lineup includes both dark sweet... Read more
Hy-Vee, Robinson Fresh donate 50,000 mangos
Robinson Fresh, a leader in fresh produce sourcing and supply chain solutions, announced the donation of more than 50,000 mangos to families in need. Totaling roughly 6,000... Read more
Jim Allen retiring from NYAS, Tenley Allen Fitzgerald to succeed her father
Jim Allen, vice president of marketing for New York Apple Sales, will be retiring June 26. Allen has been with NYAS since February of 2017, though he has been in the produce... Read more
Delaware River ports tops for fruit
Refrigerated cargo trade into the Delaware River increased by 9 percent last year according to the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority. Now operating with the PhilaPort name,... Read more
ALDI making changes to nearly 600 stores
ALDI is expanding its Curbside Grocery Pickup to offer even more options to customers. After a successful pilot in select markets, Curbside Grocery Pickup will be available... Read more
Progressive Produce hires industry veteran Andrew Engles
Andrew Engles has joined Progressive Produce, effective May 18, as sales manager in the asparagus and wet veg division. For the past 14 years, he was with Markon... Read more
Nature Fresh Farms keeping employees' needs top of mind
To make banking more accessible for its employees, Nature Fresh Farms is working with BMO to bring on-site access to an ATM to access cash or to complete simple, everyday... Read more

New York Apple Association earns prestigious honor
The New York Apple Association’s series of videos featuring New York apple growers and Kelly Springer, registered dietitian for NYAA, have won two prestigious Telly Awards. "The New York Apple Association is pushing the boundaries for video and television innovation and creativity at a time when the industry is both Read More ...
Rainier nears attractive blueberry goal
As summer approaches and the upcoming Washington blueberry season nears first pick, Rainier Fruit Co.'s 100 percent organic blueberry operation is on track to earn the title of Bee Better Certified in July of 2020. “Rainier Fruit has been family owned and operated for five generations and it goes without saying that we Read More ...
Good Foods, good news for business development, sales
Good Foods, a category leader of plant-based dips and good-for-you products, announced the hiring of Lionel Mendoza as vice president of business development and the promotion of Brittany Vetter to national director of sales – retail. As vice president of business development, Mendoza will be focused on progressing and nurturing Read More ...
Foodservice closures: Where does the produce go?
The closures of restaurants, hotels and schools have left growers with heaps of fresh produce without a destination. With crops often grown exclusively for the foodservice industry, growers who produce crops with a large percentage of production destined for this vital market segment are faced with incredible challenges Read More ...
Danny Dumas resigns from Del Monte Fresh Produce
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. announced that Danny Dumas has decided to leave the company effective May 29, 2020. During his tenure of over 20 years with the company, Dumas has held several positions, including, vice president operations, Europe and Africa, vice president North America sales and product management Read More ...

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