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Organic Produce Summit to feature new consumer data and analysis
New consumer data and analysis related to increased organic fresh produce sales from a pair of the industry’s leaders will be featured as part of an educational session at the fifth annual Organic Produce Summit, in Monterey, CA. Laura Batcha, president of the Organic Trade Association, will discuss research done in conjunction with the Natural Marketing Institute on messaging to organic customers, and the development of... Read more

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2020 WA-OR Potato Conference enters 11th year
The 11th annual Washington-Oregon Potato Conference kicks off Tuesday, Jan. 21 and continues to grow in size and popularity. “It has been such a success combining the two states into one bigger and better conference,” said Brandy Tucker, director of marketing and operations for the Washington State Potato Commission. “We have had more exhibitors, more sponsors,... Read more

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Allied Potato promoting successful Chipperbec Potatoes brand
When Matt Hornbuckle, director of foodservice sales at Allied Potato set out to build a brand around their premium chipping potatoes, he wanted to bring together the best of the company’s successful varieties, cultural insight, and marketing know-how. “I envisioned a really cool brand that chefs can count on that is hip and current,” he explained. “We created... Read more


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Hamburg Süd chief to retire
Frank Smet, chief commercial officer of Hamburg Süd, will be going into retirement at the end of March after roughly 27 years with the company. Smet, who has been working in the shipping industry for over 40 years — including in Brazil, Chile, Australia and Hong Kong — has been a member of Hamburg Süd’s... Read more