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Food Lion launches Holidays Without Hunger campaign
Food Lion is making it easy and affordable for its customers in its more than 1,000 stores to help families in need through its Food Lion Feeds Holidays Without Hunger campaign, Nov. 14 through Dec. 18. Through the campaign, customers can purchase and donate a specially marked Holidays Without Hunger food box for five dollars, while supplies last, or make a cash donation at checkout. Food Lion Feeds is partnering with Feeding... Read more

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Ontario produce industry’s finest shine at the OPMA Annual Awards
Six of the Ontario produce industry’s brightest and best were honored at the Ontario Produce Marketing Association 27th annual Gala & Awards Ceremony. The OPMA Annual Awards are presented to individuals or organizations whose efforts have made a significant impact on the Ontario produce industry. Five hundred people from across the Ontario produce industry... Read more

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Currently, fruit from Del Rey Avocado Co. Inc. is involved in a test marketing program with Apeel Sciences gauging how plant-based materials can act as a second skin and greatly enhance the shelf life of avocados and other fruits and vegetables. Bob Lucy, president of Fallbrook, CA-based Del Rey, told The Produce News at the end of October that the test program... Read more


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Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the appointment of 16 members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021. Members appointed are: Dalton Willis Borders, Edinburg, TX Cody Buckley, San Antonio, TX Jordan... Read more