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NEPC's Mardi Gras-themed dinner dance a wild success

DSC 7093The New England Produce Council held its annual dinner dance gala at the World Trade Center/Seaport Hotel in Boston Saturday, Feb. 1. This year's theme was Mardi Gras, with beads, masks and beverages aplenty. Each year, members, spouses and guests gather for the evening of dining and dancing. NEPC members brought their dancing shoes for fun, but also collected new socks to be distributed to Boston area shelters. NEPC in conjunction with The Nolan Family Foundation also contributed a donation to the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Bobalu Berry Farms donates to local schools
Oxnard, CA-based grower-shipper Bobalu Berry Farms simply wanted to reach out and help during these difficult times. But its donation of 4,000 one-pound clamshell packs of fresh California strawberries to the Oxnard School District has spurred the interest of other producers and the shipper is hoping that the idea spreads Read More ...
Nature Fresh Farms welcomes Zanelle Hough to sales staff
Nature Fresh Farms Sales expanded its team, welcoming Retail Sales Account Manager Zanelle Hough to its sales department. Hough began her career 14 years ago in logistics working for a South African exporter. Wanting to gain more experience in sales, she shifted to the Walmart global procurement team as a logistics and Read More ...
Produce tag supplier adds face shields for crisis
In mid-March Bedford Industries President Jay Milbrandt saw a news story about hospital employees sewing handmade facemasks to help overcome their shortage of personal protection equipment . He wondered out loud if his produce tag manufacturing firm could help. Within a few days, the company had designed a face shield Read More ...
Food Lion to donate 6 million meals amid COVID-19 outbreak
Food Lion Feeds is donating $600,000, the equivalent of 6 million meals, to COVID-19 hunger relief efforts. Of that, $500,000 will be donated locally to community partners in the towns and cities Food Lion serves to help feed students who depend on receiving nutritious meals at school, seniors with limited resources and Read More ...
CMI scales up with Yakima Fruit partnership
Furthering its dedication to being a leading fruit grower, packer and shipper in Washington state, CMI Orchards LLC announced a new strategic partnership with Yakima Fruit & Cold Storage Co. This partnership will significantly expand CMI Orchards’ manifest by adding more than 3 million boxes of exceptional quality apples to CMI’s Read More ...

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