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Superfresh Growers berry season about to begin
Northwest berry season is only a week away, and Superfresh Growers and Norris Farms are excited to deliver premium blueberries and kiwi berries.  These two multi-generation... Read more
Food Lion acquires 62 stores from Southeastern Grocers
Food Lion has entered into a transaction to purchase 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers. The addition... Read more
NEPC announces cancellation of 2020 expo
Locally, nationally and globally, so much has changed in such a short time. The produce industry has been tested in ways that we probably never could have imagined, including... Read more
Oppy skyrockets into cherry season
As the summer beckons, Oppy is excited to bring the highly anticipated Orchard View cherry brand to eager domestic and international markets, with an extraordinary crop this... Read more
Retailer sees familiar faces take leadership roles
The United Family recently announced three people moving into new leadership opportunities. Tony Crumpton was named the chief merchandising officer; Greg Ammons will move... Read more
Strengthening the apple category
If retailers want to provide consumers with healthy, grab-and-go snack options, Stemilt suggests they look no further than its Artisan Organics Lil Snappers apples. Lil Snappers... Read more
PBH pushing Lead the Change Movement
The Produce for Better Health Foundation announced the acceleration of its multi-year, cross-sector Lead The Change Movement. The non-profit’s vision for the future,... Read more
LGMA's plan to make romaine safer
A special new subcommittee has been appointed by the California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement to focus on how land adjacent to leafy greens farms may be contributing to... Read more
Food Lion makes changes for pickup, delivery customers
Customers using Food Lion To Go for grocery pickup or delivery can now use digital coupons and redeem their “Shop & Earn” MVP rewards program savings. Customers can also... Read more
USDA restricts PACA violators in Illinois and Texas
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the Department of Agriculture... Read more
New York Apple Association earns prestigious honor
The New York Apple Association’s series of videos featuring New York apple growers and Kelly Springer, registered dietitian for NYAA, have won two prestigious Telly Awards. "The... Read more
Rainier nears attractive blueberry goal
As summer approaches and the upcoming Washington blueberry season nears first pick, Rainier Fruit Co.'s 100 percent organic blueberry operation is on track to earn the title... Read more
Good Foods, good news for business development, sales
Good Foods, a category leader of plant-based dips and good-for-you products, announced the hiring of Lionel Mendoza as vice president of business development and the promotion... Read more
Foodservice closures: Where does the produce go?
The closures of restaurants, hotels and schools have left growers with heaps of fresh produce without a destination. With crops often grown exclusively for the foodservice... Read more
Danny Dumas resigns from Del Monte Fresh Produce
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. announced that Danny Dumas has decided to leave the company effective May 29, 2020. During his tenure of over 20 years with the company,... Read more
Safety concerns prompt Target to temporarily close stores
At this time, Target made the decision to adjust store hours or close stores temporarily for the safety of its employees and guests. "We are a community in pain," said Brian... Read more
New Zealand Envy and Jazz expected to turn heads
The New Zealand apple crop has landed, and retailers and shoppers should expect fresh, large and exceptionally flavorful apples to hit stores in June, enabling high-quality,... Read more
Western Growers mourns longtime staffer Tom Oliveri
Tom (Tommy O) Oliveri, a longtime Western Growers staffer who retired from the association in January 2018, several months shy of his 40th anniversary, died in his home Thursday... Read more
Homegrown Organic Farms earns EFI certification, shipping labeled product next week
Homegrown Organic Farms announced its certification from Equitable Food Initiative for its California-grown, organic stone fruit.  This certification demonstrates Homegrown... Read more
Magic Sun hires new sales operations director
Magic Sun, a leading hydroponic tomato grower in Mexico, is seeing strong growth and increasing interest in its program to deliver high-quality, year-round greenhouse-grown... Read more

Superfresh Growers berry season about to begin
Northwest berry season is only a week away, and Superfresh Growers and Norris Farms are excited to deliver premium blueberries and kiwi berries.  These two multi-generation family growers complement each other in farming, marketing and logistical expertise. Harvest is expected to start the week of June 9, with great Read More ...
Food Lion acquires 62 stores from Southeastern Grocers
Food Lion has entered into a transaction to purchase 62 BI-LO/Harveys Supermarket stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia from Southeastern Grocers. The addition of these stores will deepen the company’s ability to serve more customers with fresh and affordable products to nourish their families. “We are so Read More ...
NEPC announces cancellation of 2020 expo
Locally, nationally and globally, so much has changed in such a short time. The produce industry has been tested in ways that we probably never could have imagined, including at the New England Produce Council Inc. After much consideration, the NEPC board of directors has decided to cancel the 21st NEPC Produce Floral & Read More ...
Oppy skyrockets into cherry season
As the summer beckons, Oppy is excited to bring the highly anticipated Orchard View cherry brand to eager domestic and international markets, with an extraordinary crop this year that promises incomparable quality. Thanks to an exceptional growing season, Oppy expects cherries of exemplary quality from the Pacific Read More ...
Retailer sees familiar faces take leadership roles
The United Family recently announced three people moving into new leadership opportunities. Tony Crumpton was named the chief merchandising officer; Greg Ammons will move to executive vice president of supply chain and strategic projects; and Chris Farr will be director of e-commerce. Early in his career, Crumpton was a Read More ...

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