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Potatoes USA elects leadership for 2019-20
Potatoes USA, the marketing and promotions board for the U.S. potato industry, concluded its 47th annual meeting on March 14. During this meeting, a new board chairman and executive committee were elected to lead the industry for the coming year. Phil Hickman of Horntown, VA, will serve a one-year term as chairman, making him the board’s first chairman from Virginia. Hickman brings vast experience to the chairman role by... Read more

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Del Rey Avocado expands Southern California operations
Since 1969, Del Rey Avocado Co. has operated from the same facilities in Fallbrook, CA, in northern San Diego County. For the last several years, the company knew it would outgrow its current facility and would need to begin searching for a suitable location in the surrounding communities to keep up with customer demand. The decision to purchase a new facility... Read more

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In 2018, Index Fresh opened a new distribution facility in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas for the express reason of better serving its customer. The facility greatly increased the company’s ripening, bagging and repacking capabilities, which has allowed it to increase production of the packs its customers want. Index Fresh President Dana Thomas told The Produce... Read more

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Tasteful Selections expands corporate team
Tasteful Selections has added Celeste Porter to its team as chief financial officer. In this role, Porter is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company, including development of financial and operational strategies and metrics, enhancement and monitoring... Read more