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Albertsons hires vice president of advertising
Albertsons Cos. announced Guy Burgstahler has been selected as the company's new vice president of advertising. The company said Burgstahler has a great track record of driving well-known brands in diverse industries to dominant positions in their markets. "Guy is a creative visionary with proven experience building engagement and loyalty among a variety of customers," said Shane Sampson, chief marketing and merchandising... Read more

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Coast Tropical transitioning to South American mangos
After a very strong Mexican mango season, Coast Tropical, based in San Diego, CA, had begun its transition to South American mangos when the company’s vice president, Isabel Freeland, spoke to The Produce News on the last day of August. “Mexico still has a lot of fruit on the trees but this latest hurricane [Tropical Storm Lidia] looks like it’s... Read more

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Vision Import Group sees mango industry changes
Encouraging customers to handle pre-ripened mangos is “a work in progress,” according to Ronnie Cohen, the vice president of sales and a partner at Vision Import Group. Cohen works in the company’s Hackensack, NJ, office. The mango industry has been encouraging handlers and customers to ripen mangos, as has recently been the practice with... Read more


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Hronis adds sales veteran to its team
Hronis Inc., a family-owned grower, packer and shipper of both table grapes and citrus in California’s San Joaquin Valley, announced that Jennifer LoBue has joined its sales team. “I'm excited to join the Hronis team,” LoBue said. “Their reputation precedes them. [They place]... Read more