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Index Fresh invites customers to virtual Meeting in the Grove
As businesses and communities cross the six-month mark of working partially or completely from home, creative use of digital communication tools has surged across industries.... Read more
New salad from FiveStar makes debut at Costco
Staying on-trend is one thing, but bringing the freshest seasonal ingredients in a timely manner is another, especially as consumers look for solutions to their “what’s for... Read more
Kroger announces new SVP of supply chain
The Kroger Co. announced the retirement of Robert Clark, senior vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and enterprise sourcing, after more than 35 years of service,... Read more
Progressive Produce brings fresh, nutritious asparagus to dinner tables
With consumers cooking at home more than ever, Progressive Produce is looking forward to working with its partners throughout the supply chain to bring fresh,... Read more
Fox Packaging aquires additional press to increase production
Fox Packaging, an industry leader in flexible packaging innovation, has added an additional UTECO printing press to its dedicated facility. “Expanding our manufacturing... Read more
Growers Express names new COO
Growers Express LLC announced that Kirk Wagner is promoted to chief operating officer.    Wagner serves as a member of the executive team, reporting to the board... Read more
Save Mart debuts contactless robotic grocery delivery
Save Mart launched an on-demand grocery delivery service to its guests at the flagship store in Modesto, CA, in partnership with leading robot delivery company Starship Technologies.... Read more
Del Monte Fresh Produce launches e-commerce and same-day delivery
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. has officially launched its first e-commerce website with same-day delivery in the Dallas market. Additionally, to celebrate the launch and... Read more
USDA files action against Texas company for PACA violations
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UNFI searching for next CEO
United Natural Foods Inc. announced that Steven L. Spinner will retire as chief executive officer after the conclusion of the term of his employment agreement on July 31,... Read more
Baja Son Growers doubles organic green onion production
Baja Son Growers has doubled its production for organic green onions — just in time to celebrate its 10-year anniversary. “The Baja Son family is thankful for our customers... Read more
The Wonderful Company launches $1 million challenge
The Wonderful Company, a global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands, announced the launch of the Wonderful... Read more
Mastronardi set to smash the salad bowl
It is a little-known fact that Mastronardi Produce, the company behind one of the world’s first branded tomatoes, actually has its roots in lettuce. In the 1940s, when Armando... Read more
Kroger brings high-tech presence to Michigan
The Kroger Co. and Ocado announced Romulus, MI, as the latest location for a Customer Fulfillment Center. The location confirms a previous announcement stating Kroger and... Read more
IFG committed to dynamic performance in grape category
The recent launch of new grape varietal logos by International Fruit Genetics has helped the Bakersfield, CA-based breeder improve clarity in a category where differing names... Read more
 Food Lion aims to make grocery shopping easier
Food Lion is adding additional “Food Lion To-Go” grocery pick up services at 31 new stores in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina beginning Sept. 28. “Expanding... Read more
Strong organic apple and pear growth
Organic apples and pears had the strongest monthly growth Superfresh Growers has recently seen. Both categories were up nearly 30 percent in the month of August. Organic apples... Read more
Ocean Mist Farms debuts new Season & Steam products
Ocean Mist Farms, a leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in North America, launched five new products in its award-winning Season & Steam convenience vegetable... Read more
FDA applauds new public-private relationships
Despite its devastating impact on the world, the coronavirus pandemic bore important lessons for society. But for the FDA, which specific lessons were learned? This was among... Read more
Industry Viewpoint: Enhancing collaboration during a pandemic
For more than a century, United Fresh has served as a conduit in the produce industry, bringing businesses across the full produce supply chain together to build strategic... Read more

Index Fresh invites customers to virtual Meeting in the Grove
As businesses and communities cross the six-month mark of working partially or completely from home, creative use of digital communication tools has surged across industries. California-based global avocado marketer Index Fresh has adapted to this model by launching its virtual Meeting in the Grove program to connect its Read More ...
New salad from FiveStar makes debut at Costco
Staying on-trend is one thing, but bringing the freshest seasonal ingredients in a timely manner is another, especially as consumers look for solutions to their “what’s for dinner?” dilemma. FiveStar Gourmet Foods has answered the call with their latest extension to the wildly successful Family Size line of Simply Fresh Salads Read More ...
Kroger announces new SVP of supply chain
The Kroger Co. announced the retirement of Robert Clark, senior vice president of supply chain, manufacturing and enterprise sourcing, after more than 35 years of service, effective Feb. 1, 2021. Clark will be succeeded by Gabriel Arreaga, who is joining The Kroger Co. as senior vice president of supply chain, starting Oct. 1, Read More ...
Progressive Produce brings fresh, nutritious asparagus to dinner tables
With consumers cooking at home more than ever, Progressive Produce is looking forward to working with its partners throughout the supply chain to bring fresh, nutritious asparagus to dinner tables around the country. One of the key things the company plans to do encourage retailers to generate excitement around asparagus on Read More ...
Fox Packaging aquires additional press to increase production
Fox Packaging, an industry leader in flexible packaging innovation, has added an additional UTECO printing press to its dedicated facility. “Expanding our manufacturing capacity is essential to meet growing customer demand and it also presents Fox Packaging with an opportunity to make fast turnaround on large print runs,” said Read More ...

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