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Western Growers holds annual meeting in Maui

DSC 0050More than 500 people attended the Western Growers Annual Meeting in mid-November. The event took place in Maui as Western Growers celebrated its 94th anniversary year Nov. 10-13 at the Wailea Beach Resort. The meeting included networking opportunities, including a golf tournament and a number of social gatherings. Ryan Talley of Talley Farms was elected chairman of the board for 2019-20 and longtime President Tom Nassif, will retire Feb. 1, 2020, was presented with the association’s prestigious WG Award of Honor.

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Big Y exec breaks new ground
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Homegrown Organic Farms bolsters sales staff
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Peri & Sons minimizing environmental impact
Peri & Sons Farms has recently made a change to its packaging that is allowing the Yerington, NV-based company to save a whole lot of material, which means limiting what’s going into landfills. “Little changes can have a big impact,” said Jessica Peri, retail sales manager for the company. “That’s why we are advancing our Read More ...
Surge in dual-channel grocery shopping
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