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Summer artichoke sales sizzle with seasonal promotions
As record-setting heat blazes across most of the country, retailers could see scorching sales of artichokes this summer with a little promotional help. Ocean Mist Farms, the largest grower of fresh artichokes in North America, researched historical summer sales as it related to promotional activity and found there is an opportunity to increase sales in August. “Our production has stabilized to a consistent year-round... Read more

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Duda Farm Fresh Foods to launch Dandy Celery Snackers’ line at PMA
Few know celery as well as Oviedo, FL-based Duda Farm Fresh Foods. The multi-generational company has produced high-quality celery —and many other fresh produce items — for close to the last century. The company is celebrating its 90th anniversary in business this year. But in the past decade it has gone a step further to bring attractive and cleverly... Read more

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Celebrate Viva la Veggies with Mann Packing
The mood will be festive at Booth No. 110 as Mann Packing Co. Inc. celebrates Viva la Veggies. “We have three new products that we will be officially introducing: Tenderbite Green Beans and two romaine hybrids, RomaCrunch and RomaLeaf,” said Jacob Shafer, marketing and communication coordinator. The company was founded in 1939 and is located in... Read more

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Oppy strengthens sales and grower relations approach
Strategic realignments within The Oppenheimer Group were announced earlier this month, bolstering the leading sales, marketing and distribution company’s pursuit of growth and delivery of its Expect the World from Us promise.  Former Director of West Coast Sales Eric Coty was named executive... Read more