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MountainKing's backyard grilling promotion returns
MountainKing Potatoes’ popular summertime merchandising promotion, touting the ease of adding its high-flavor varieties to the backyard cookout, is back for 2017. MountainKing’s Get Grilling summer promotion, now available through Labor Day, features the company’s 1.5-pound Steak House Roasters, three-pound Steak House Golds, four-count Steak House Bakers, three-pound Russets, three-pound reds and three-pound... Read more

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Fresh Farms’ Jalisco expansion extends Mexican grape deal by a month
This spring for the first-time, Mexican grapes will be commercially produced and shipped from Jalisco. “This takes Mexican grapes from two-months to a three-month program,” said Jerry Havel, director of sales and marketing for Fresh Farms LLC. “This is a game-changer for retailers who want to start early in Mexico with a volume of green seedless... Read more

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Grapeman Farms continues with new varieties of grapes
Grapeman Farms, which previously was Stevco Inc., in Los Angeles, is looking forward to a better season for Sonoran spring grapes this year, according to Jared Lane, vice president of marketing for the company. “We’ve been in the marketing of Mexican table grapes for 18 seasons now and we’ve seen it grow to where it is today,” Lane said.... Read more

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Stewart Precythe, president and CEO of Southern Produce Distributors, dies at age 68
David Stewart Precythe, president and chief executive officer of Southern Produce Distributors Inc. in Faison, NC, died Thursday, April 20, at his home, surrounded by family and friends. He was 68 years old. Mr. Precythe, a 50-year veteran of the produce industry, laid the foundation for Southern Produce... Read more