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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... 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... 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... 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... 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,... Read more
SunWest lauches Halloween-branded peach, mandarin program
SunWest announced the release of its exciting new Halloween-themed branded program for late season yellow peaches and first to market California Mandarins — both just in time... Read more
USDA cites Ohio business for $800K 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
Sobeys expands curbside pickup service
Sobeys is expanding its e-commerce offering to Atlantic Canada with the launch of Voilà by Sobeys Curbside Pickup. Now available at three Sobeys store locations in Nova Scotia,... Read more
IPC helps foodservice operators make changes to meet COVID-era challenges
Portability, profitability, innovation and menu simplification. Those topics were the themes of a webinar presented by the Idaho Potato Commission as part of Restaurants Rise,... Read more
Indianapolis Fruit Co. expands robust team
Indianapolis Fruit Co. remains focused on being a leading super-regional produce and specialty foods distributor providing premium quality products and unprecedented customer... Read more
Meijer vet joins SpartanNash leadership
SpartanNash Co. has hired Shaquanda Gordon as vice president of human resources, talent and diversity. Gordon will build on the company's efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable... Read more
Index Fresh hires seasoned sales representative Susie Rea
In a move to bolster its sales efforts, Index Fresh hired Susie Rea this month. Rea has a great reputation in the avocado industry and brings with her an extremely successful... Read more
Record California walnut crop expected
USDA NASS recently released the Objective Measurement of the 2020 walnut crop, estimating production at 780,000 short tons, an increase of 19 percent over the prior year.... Read more
Brighter Bites increases access to fresh produce and food literacy
Brighter Bites began its general programming in the Washington, DC, area this month as schools opened during the continuing COVID-19 outbreak and food insecurity among families... Read more
 Food Lion's bagged apples to help provide 1 million meals
Food Lion is partnering with its customers to help end hunger in the towns and cities it serves. For every bag of specially marked Food Lion gala apples purchased in-store,... Read more
Starr Ranch Growers goes back to school with fall sweepstakes
Starr Ranch Growers created a back to school sweepstakes to help make the transition back to school a little more fun this year. The Back to School Sweepstakes (#B2SS) showcases... Read more
South 40 Snacks' produce position shakes up sunflower seed category
Looking to revolutionize the stagnant in-shell sunflower seed category, South 40 Snacks is partnering with retailers to uniquely position its giant-sized, premium seeds in... Read more
The Giant Co. goes on hiring spree
The Giant Co. is hiring an additional 4,000 part- and full-time team members to meet the continuing demand for groceries both now and into the busy holiday season. The company... Read more
Fresh Directions expands team, names new sales and marketing manager
Fresh Directions International (Avocados Plus Inc) is growing its sales and marketing team and appointed Andy Garces to the newly created position of sales and marketing manager. Garces... Read more
AFM launches Avo University to maximize sales, reduce shrink
Avocados may project an air of mystery, but they're really an open book — and now industry professionals can learn just how to read them. Avocados From Mexico has launched... 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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