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Marengo building service and eying new regulations
san juan, tx — Marengo Foods Co. LLC, is not only a leading distributor of Mexican fresh produce, but it is increasingly promoting its south Texas logistics services. Juan... Read more
Texas onion deal strong amid pandemic
mission, tx — The Texas onion market is strong amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to according to Dante Galeazzi, chief executive officer and president of the Texas... Read more
Nardelli Bros. is poised for success during difficult times
Florida’s spring season is always a busy time of year for Nardelli Bros. Inc.-Lakeview Farms, but 2020 has obviously presented itself with a unique challenge. “We have started... Read more
Northampton Growers adds Owen Margolis to sales team
Originally founded in 1959, Northampton Growers Produce, headquartered in Cheriton, VA, began as a way to meet the needs on the East Coast and soon became one of the largest... Read more
Mr Greens Produce shifts gears to assist retailers
As Florida supermarkets struggle to keep fresh produce on the shelves in the midst of the COVID-19 corona virus pandemic, Mr Greens Produce has stepped up to the plate to... Read more
R.C. Hatton continues to fight
“Farmers are fighters and survivors,” noted Paul Allen, vice president and co-owner of Pahokee, FL-based R.C. Hatton Inc., responding to the uncertainty that faces the produce... Read more
In uncertain times, Weis-Buy Farms delivers
The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has caused one of the most turbulent years for the produce industry in memory, but Weis-Buy Farms is adapting to make the changes necessary... Read more
Duda Farm Fresh Foods sees growth in value-added tray pack corn
Six generations of the Duda family have been working at Duda Farm Fresh Foods in Oviedo, FL—a legacy that began when Andrew Duda set his sights on the American Dream on just... Read more
Baloian Farms to kick off 2020 California Bell pepper season
As a leader in West Coast pepper production, Baloian Farms along with its Coachella partner, Belk Farms, will celebrate their 32nd season together in the Coachella Valley... Read more
Opal brand ambassador's tips for spending additional time at home
With more people staying at home these past few weeks, Opal decided to host an Instagram live last week with its brand ambassador, Cynthia Sass, to help provide helpful information... Read more
Atlas continues strong performance in California dates
The California date industry is on a roll and Atlas Produce & Distribution is rolling along with it, converting new date enthusiasts along the way. “Our date almond... Read more
Food Freshness Card helping produce last longer, look better
Keeping fresh fruits and vegetables fresher and longer lasting is a goal of all produce departments. Rick Hassler and his son, RJ Hassler, are owners of the Brockton, MA,... Read more
AgroFresh Consumer Intelligence provides insights for produce industry
AgroFresh Solutions Inc., a global leader in produce freshness solutions, has launched a consumer research series called AgroFresh Consumer Intelligence to identify key factors... Read more
The Grower Network adds two to sales staff
Ever since The Grower Network began in the summer of 2016, by several of North America’s premier growers of high-quality Bell peppers, the Lake Park, GA-based entity has... Read more
California avocado growers bounce back with good volume
In its final pre-season crop forecast, the California Avocado Commission announced a 369 million pound crop for 2020, which was significantly greater than 2019 volume. This... Read more
Whole Foods Market recognizes Del Rey with Supplier Award
Fallbrook, CA-based Del Rey Avocado Co. was one of 32 brands recently honored by Whole Foods Market for providing outstanding quality, environmental stewardship, organic... Read more
HAB releases new category market development tool
The Hass Avocado Board just released a new Avocado Category Market Development Tool designed to help retailers and industry stakeholders identify, quantify and prioritize... Read more
Eco Farms doubles ripening capacity
Responding to retail and consumer demand, Eco Farms Avocado Inc. in Temecula, CA, has significantly increased its ripening capacity at its Southern California packing facility... Read more
Giumarra expands avocado packing facility
The Giumarra Cos. avocado division has increased its ability to both ripen and bag fruit with an expansion at its Escondido, CA, packing and distribution plant. “For our... Read more
Pexco changing with the times
In 2019, Pexco Produce Sales quietly celebrated its 50th anniversary. The long-time grower, shipper and consolidator of domestic and international produce, working on the... Read more

California poised for large strawberry crop
The California acreage devoted to strawberry production is up a bit this year, which points to a record year in volume. Consider that from 2014 to 2018, California farmers have introduced higher yielding varieties while decreasing acres, resulting in record levels of production year after year. Last year was expected to Read More ...
H-E-B, Favor double delivery service area
H-E-B and Favor Delivery have expanded service to support even more Texans. With this move, Favor has doubled its delivery coverage area statewide to give more Texans access to on-demand delivery from restaurants and stores, and to support more seniors via the H-E-B & Favor Senior Support Program. In rapid response to the Read More ...
Potandon Produce adds Midwest Regional Sales Manager
As it looks to grow its value-added product offerings and strategic partnerships, Potandon Produce LLC, based in Idaho Falls, ID, has announced the hiring of John Palczynski as Midwest regional sales manager, a new position. Palczynski, who will work remotely from his home outside of Chicago, will be an ambassador for Read More ...
Sun Fresh bullish on Pristine crop
Now in its 21st year of operations, family-owned Sun Fresh International is doing its best to survive the craziness that the coronavirus pandemic has inflicted on the world. Before any of this hit, the company was having a good season, especially with its Blanc Seedless variety marketed as Pristine. “The fruit quality Read More ...
Produce Box Project aims to nourish frontline responders
Washington, DC, healthcare workers at Children’s National Hospital were the recipients of a much appreciated and nutritious delivery of fresh produce boxes from the supply management company Produce Alliance LLC, and their charity arm, Produce Alliance Foundation. Children’s National Hospital was the kick-off event for the Read More ...

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