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Students gain real world experience thanks to L&M internships
The future of the produce industry will depend largely on new people being introduced to the field, which is why L&M Cos. offers internships based on seasonal needs throughout... Read more
New Whole Foods Market features 75 local growers
Whole Foods Market recently opened a new 35,000-square-foot store in East Austin, TX. Special features of the new East Austin store include: Produce department offering... Read more
Retailer announces plans to rebuild
CUB and its franchise partner Jerry’s Foods announced its commitment to the Minneapolis community to rebuild its Broadway Avenue and Lake Street stores, both of which are... Read more
Sun World takes firm stance on IP rights breach
California-based variety development and licensing company Sun World International LLC has reached settlement of a dispute with a prominent Australian table grape producer... Read more
Fall Creek names regional director for Mexico
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Alberto Medina-Mora has joined the company as regional director for... Read more
Big Y exec breaks new ground
Theresa A. Jasmin has joined Big Y Foods as chief financial officer following the recent retirement of William T. Mahoney. She is responsible for the company’s strategic planning,... Read more
Homegrown Organic Farms bolsters sales staff
Homegrown Organic Farms has added two new members to its sales team: Amanda Vietti and Stefaun Avakian. Both Vietti and Avakian will be operating as sales account mangers... Read more
Peri & Sons minimizing environmental impact
Peri & Sons Farms has recently made a change to its packaging that is allowing the Yerington, NV-based company to save a whole lot of material, which means limiting what’s... Read more
Surge in dual-channel grocery shopping
Dual-channel shopping is becoming more common, particularly among younger shoppers, according to a study put out by the Retail Feedback Group. The report, 2020 U.S. Online... Read more
USDA files action against Texas company for PACA violations
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture... Read more
Webinar details keys to success for mangos
As the industry learns the many subtleties of mangos and then applies specific terminology to mango trade, the fruit’s sales can climb even faster. These matters involve varieties,... Read more
Publix, Wegmans and Trader Joe's ranked top supermarkets
Publix has been named to Newsweek’s 2020 America’s Best Customer Service list, ranking No. 1 in the brick and mortar supermarket category. Wegmans and Trader Joe's came in... Read more
Robinson Fresh expanding availability of Apeel produce to new retailers
Apeel announced a collaboration with Robinson Fresh, one of the largest fresh produce distributors in the world, to expand the availability of Apeel’s longer-lasting produce... Read more
No Shells but multiple awards for new Wonderful Pistachios flavors
Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Honey Roasted and Chili Roasted were voted winners of delicious living magazine’s 2020 Best Bite Awards. The awards recognize natural foods... Read more
PMA Fresh Summit going virtual for 2020
The Produce Marketing Association announced that the 2020 Fresh Summit Convention & Expo will be a virtual experience instead of an onsite event in Dallas.  ... Read more
An organic blueberry import program that's Homegrown
Homegrown Organic Farms announced a new organic blueberry import program in collaboration with Chilean grower Valles del Sur, one of the premier organic blueberry growers... Read more
Ocean Mist helping employees take charge of their health
Ocean Mist Farms, a leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in the U.S., announced the Blue Zones Project approval of its Monterey, CA, worksite. Ocean Mist Farms... Read more
Raley’s makes bold move with new banner
Raley’s has made the next bold move in its continued evolution with the opening of the company’s first-ever Raley’s O-N-E Market in the Northern California town of Truckee... Read more
DiMare Fresh gets second round of food box funding
DiMare Fresh, a value-added produce and floral distribution company, has been approved for a second round of funding by the USDA for the Farmers to Families Food Box program.The... Read more
Papaya industry put on notice
Papaya growers, packers, distributors, importers and retailers were all put on notice in a U.S. Food & Drug Administration call to action to be mindful of the “latest... Read more

Students gain real world experience thanks to L&M internships
The future of the produce industry will depend largely on new people being introduced to the field, which is why L&M Cos. offers internships based on seasonal needs throughout the L&M farms, warehouses and sales teams. “Intern programs in fresh produce are great exposure for young people to be a part of a vital industry,” Read More ...
New Whole Foods Market features 75 local growers
Whole Foods Market recently opened a new 35,000-square-foot store in East Austin, TX. Special features of the new East Austin store include: Produce department offering a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including selections from about 75 local growers throughout the year including fresh flowers, peaches and Read More ...
Retailer announces plans to rebuild
CUB and its franchise partner Jerry’s Foods announced its commitment to the Minneapolis community to rebuild its Broadway Avenue and Lake Street stores, both of which are owned by Jerry’s Foods. CUB also announced that while those two locations remain closed, CUB plans to open temporary community stores at each location to Read More ...
Sun World takes firm stance on IP rights breach
California-based variety development and licensing company Sun World International LLC has reached settlement of a dispute with a prominent Australian table grape producer (and associated entities) within the Sunraysia region. This follows breaches of Sun World’s intellectual property and contractual rights discovered Read More ...
Fall Creek names regional director for Mexico
Fall Creek Farm & Nursery Inc., a global blueberry breeding and nursery company, has announced that Alberto Medina-Mora has joined the company as regional director for Mexico. Most recently, Medina-Mora served as senior director of development and innovation at NatureSweet Mexico, a vertically integrated tomato grower, Read More ...

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