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Desert melon deal getting under way
Ideal growing conditions and a much wetter year has produced an excellent spring crop of cantaloupes and other melons from the West, with production expected to start the last week of April and be in full swing in May. Barry Zwillinger, sales manager at Legends Produce in Scottsdale, AZ, said the conditions have actually led to a “normal” start for the deal as opposed to the last couple of years, which have been... Read more

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Construction of a new Babia produce precutting plant is complete in Doctor Mora, a town in northeastern Guanajuato. Michel Veyan, Babia’s director, said March 27 that “the value-added processing facility is being completed this week.” New equipment will enable the company to offer “the best quality.” He added, “We will introduce... Read more

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Triple H enters lime and grape sectors
Limes and table grapes are part of an expanding product line for Triple H Produce LLC. In an April 3 telephone interview, Octavio Garcia, the firm’s new retail and food service sales manager, said that this is the first month for the firm to ship limes. “Our grape partners from Sonora are producing around 3 million packages of grapes annually.”... Read more

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US Foods Holding Corp. announced that Ty Gent has joined the company as chief supply chain officer, reporting to Pietro Satriano, president and chief executive officer. Gent will oversee all warehousing, transportation and supply chain strategy and operations on behalf of the company, as well as safety... Read more