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Food Lion announced that Meg Ham has been named president of Food Lion effective Nov. 1. She succeeds Beth Newlands Campbell, who is leaving the company for personal and professional reasons. "We are extremely pleased to tap into internal talent to ensure a seamless transition of Food Lion operations to Meg Ham," Kevin Holt, chief executive officer of Delhaize America, said in a press release. "I have full confidence in Meg... Read more

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Edinburg Citrus Association updates and upgrades its packing facility
With an eye toward adding new technology and staying ahead of the curve, Edinburg Citrus Association in Edinburg, TX, revamped its packing facility during the off season. Ashlynn Biel Elliff, who is in the packer-shippers sales and marketing department, told The Produce News via email in mid-October that the company “remains in the forefront and has increased... Read more

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             Farm Star Living celebrates first anniversary
Farm Star Living, a national lifestyle brand highlighting farms, farm-fresh foods and the farm-to-table food movement, is celebrating its one-year anniversary. The company’s mission is to elevate the image of farmers and support their world, making farmers and farms more accessible to the public by creating a new lifestyle that’s easy for anyone to embrace.... Read more


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Rio Rico, AZ-based Chucho Produce recently added Omar Sanchez to its sales team. Sanchez has been in the produce industry for seven years. Prior to joining Chucho Produce, he worked for Sandia Distributors. Sanchez resides in Nogales, AZ. Outside of work, he enjoys playing racquetball and basketball,... Read more


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IPC launches new national television commercial
For the past two years, the Idaho Potato Commission's national television commercial has featured the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck and a perplexed potato farmer who can't seem to keep tabs on it and its fun-loving Tater Team. Now, the IPC has launched a new national television commercial that... Read more