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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... 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... 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... 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.... 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... Read more
Panera now delivering groceries
Panera announced the launch of Panera Grocery, a new service enabling guests to purchase high-demand pantry items such as milk, bread and fresh produce, alongside Panera soup,... Read more
Driscoll’s donating $4M in response to pandemic
Driscoll’s will deploy more than $4 million in global charitable funds across health clinics, food banks, fresh berry donations and other community resources in response to... Read more
Ocean Mist Farms launches Gold Standard artichoke promo
Ocean Mist Farms launched its annual spring promotion, elevating the health and nutrition of its famous Gold Standard artichokes. With this promotion, Ocean Mist Farms will... Read more
IFCO names new CEO
The Advisory Committee of IFCO Group announced Wednesday, April 8, that as part of a long-planned succession process, Wolfgang Orgeldinger will retire as chief executive... Read more
Retailer provides $5M donation to food banks, community charities
Loblaw Cos. Ltd. will provide $5 million in gift cards to certain food banks and community charities, including Food Banks Canada, Second Harvest and Community Food Centres... Read more
NMB elects new officers to shape and guide its mission
The National Mango Board elected new officers during its March 2020 board meeting, which was held via teleconference. As dedicated members, the NMB officers will fulfill its... Read more
SEPC continues to reduce food waste one community at a time
The Southeast Produce Council distributed fresh donated produce on Friday, April 3, to those within the Tattnall County area in Georgia. SEPC members packed, shipped, unloaded,... Read more
Retailer, union look to classify grocery workers as first responders
Albertsons Cos. stores — including Safeway, ACME Markets, Jewel Osco, Vons, Pavilions and Albertsons supermarkets — joined the United Food & Commercial Workers International... Read more
Congress, produce leaders seek relief for supply chain
United Fresh Produce Association and a number of industry partners have presented to the U.S. Department of Agriculture a comprehensive Produce Market Stabilization Program... Read more
Apeel, Starr Ranch partner to offer longer-lasting organic apples
Apeel Sciences announced a new partnership with Wenatchee, WA-based Starr Ranch Growers, furthering its presence in the organic apple category. “We are thrilled to partner... Read more
COVID-19 triggers shifts in consumer food preferences
The coronavirus and government quarantines have triggered significant shifts in consumer shopping behavior, packaging preferences as well as purchase priorities. That’s the... Read more
 Lidl opens new regional distribution center to meet customer needs
Lidl formally opened its state-of-the-art regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, MD. The new 700,000-square-foot facility will serve as the backbone... Read more
Consumers turn to apples in challenging times
Americans are stocking up on apples as they contend with the COVID-19 crisis, especially Gala, Honeycrisp, Fuji and Granny Smith. Consumers are favoring packaged apples, which... Read more
Progressive Produce anticipates late spring and summer asparagus supply
As consumers continue to look for fresh and healthy fruits and vegetables to serve their families during these difficult times, Progressive Produce will begin shipping its... Read more
USDA files action over NJ company's $750K PACA violations
As 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 Agriculture... 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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