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Though the rapid growth of organic sales at retail has slowed down, the consumers driving these sales are a committed group and remain passionate about what they eat. That was one of the takeaways at an educational session during the recent Organic Produce Summit titled “Deep Dive – Organic Sales Analysis and Why Behind the Buy.” Presenters Melissa Abbott of Hartman Retainer Services and Jordan Rost of Nielsen, both consumer... Read more

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OSF touting dried apple snacks
Okanagan Specialty Fruits has been extremely busy in the orchard this year, rapidly planting more trees so that it can expand its fresh market presence in the United States in 2018. Neal Carter, president for the Summerland, BC-based company, said he anticipates OSF will have approximately 660 acres of Arctic apple trees planted by then end of planting season... Read more

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Prime Time International is the place for peppers
PMA Foodservice Show attendees will be picking “The Pepper People” when they stop by Prime Time International at Booth No. 514. “We mostly specialize in sweet peppers, the Bell peppers and sweet mini peppers,” said Katy Johnson, marketing director at Coachella, CA-based Prime Time International Produce. “We do have some other varieties, but they are mostly seasonal.”... Read more

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Kelby Werner joins Market Fresh Produce
Market Fresh Produce has hired Kelby Werner as a regional sales specialist. Werner will be responsible for expanding Market Fresh sales by working closely with key retail and food service clients; focusing on client satisfaction; and driving sales efforts by promoting high-quality Market Fresh Produce-branded... Read more