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IMG Citrus makes multi-million-dollar investment
IMG Citrus, a family-owned, vertically integrated citrus grower-packer-shipper in Vero Beach, FL, has added a $1.5 million investment to its packinghouse processing line, a state-of-the-art electronic fruit grader, the “Global Scan 7” manufactured by MAF Roda Industries in France. The new sorter has the ability to precisely capture 120 images per fruit and up to 120 fruit per second in high definition. At a processing speed... Read more

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Demand for specialty produce at an all-time high
In most industries today, companies are striving for the newest, cutting edge and influential products to offer customers. The produce industry is no exception, particularly in the specialty produce category. Few do it as well as Santa Maria, CA-based Babé Farms Inc. The company, established in 1986, continues as an innovator and leader in specialty vegetables. Marketing... Read more

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Frieda’s makes the produce department a destination shop this Halloween
There is no better time than Halloween to display some of Frieda’s most unique items to inspire shoppers and their kids to try something new in the produce department.   Retailers should build a display highlighting spooky foods such as Frieda’s jackfruit, Kiwano, rambutan, blood oranges and red dragon fruit together. They can dial up the fun by carving... Read more


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Israel Morales named executive director of sustainable operations at JV Smith Cos.
Israel Morales is the new executive director of sustainable operations for JV Smith Cos. Previously the general manager of JV Farms Organic, Morales brings with him 45-plus years in farming with more than 30 years in organic farming. He will be overseeing all of the sustainability practices under JV... Read more