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Bedwell leaving CFFA, Radanovich named replacement
The California Fresh Fruit Association announced following its annual meeting in Sacramento that current President Barry Bedwell will leave the organization and former eight term U.S. Congressman George Radanovich will take over as president of the Fresno-based organization.Barry Bedwell Bedwell has been president of CFFA since 2003 and is transitioning from the organization to serve as president of the California Agricultural... Read more

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Ben B. expansion couldn’t come at better time
Expansion mode continues at Ben B. Schwartz & Sons Inc. The company’s physical facilities are growing to meet intensive demand for quality fresh produce moving from the Detroit Produce Terminal, and a fully engaged staff ensures there are no voids in need of filling. Nate Stone, the company’s chief operating officer, put it this way: “The... Read more

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FreshPro Food Distributors filling the demand  for the combination of locally grown and organics
FreshPro Food Distributors headquartered in West Caldwell, NJ, has a history dating back to the 1980s. The company keeps a keen eye on food trends besides fresh fruits and vegetables because it offers a wide range of deli and cheese items as well as floral items. A FreshPro Food Distributors’ supplier, Hepworth Farms in Milton, NY, is a seventh generation... Read more


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Julie Krivanek recognized as 2016 Women in Produce honoree
CHICAGO — The 2016 Women in Produce honoree is Julie Krivanek, president of Krivanek Consulting Inc. Krivanek was honored by, and the featured speaker at, the June 21 United Fresh Produce Association reception honoring Women in Produce. The annual reception and award presentation was part of the... Read more