SpartanNash holds 2015 Holiday Expo in Minneapolis
MINNEAPOLIS — SpartanNash, headquartered in Byron Township, MI, held its 2015 Holiday Expo Aug. 26-27 for its vendors, independent retailers and corporate stores at the downtown Minneapolis Convention Center, here. A refrigerated semitrailer, sporting the company’s new logo and the tagline “Taking food places,” was rolled into the building and was completely surrounded by fresh produce vendors. “I think the new SpartanNash... Read more

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Worley & McCullough expands warehouse in prep for 2015
Monte Vista, CO – With an estimated 1.2 million cwt of russet potatoes to run through the shed this season, Worley & McCullough both expanded its warehouse space and upgraded its line in preparation for the 2015 crop. Grower Relations/Food Safety Officer Erin Hatton, who was married to Chester Hatton in August, said the addition of warehouse storage space... Read more

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Farm Fresh Direct bumps up organics and specialties in 2015
  Monte Vista, CO — Production of organic and specialty potatoes in the San Luis Valley has been increased by Farm Fresh Direct this season, and Vice President of Business Development Dave Yeager said the new organic varieties have “higher yields and lower inputs.” Tim Wall, general manager for specialty and procurement, told The Produce News in mid-August... Read more


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Natalia Gamarra Joins PMA as global business development manager
Natalia Gamarra joined the Produce Marketing Association Aug. 3 as the new global business development manager. Gamarra holds eight years of international business experience and possesses proficiency in several languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian. Her knowledge and impressive... Read more