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2024-04-09
Fresh Farms, a leading supplier of fresh table grapes, announced the transformation of the Molina April grapes project into a resounding success.  Over the past eight years, Fresh Farms has experienced an extraordinary growth trajectory, with exports soaring from just over 60,000 boxes in 2017 to an anticipated 2.2 million boxes this upcoming season. This remarkable achievement reflects a staggering 3,600 percent increase, underscoring Fresh Farms’ commitment to innovation and to meeting consumer demands.
2024-04-09
Do you know what produce directors and buyers have to do in order to develop a weekly produce ad program? It’s a time-consuming challenge, especially when the markets are as erratic as they are now.
2024-04-09
Starting this May, Progressive Produce and its Keystone Fruit Marketing division are introducing California flat sweet onions as the newest addition to their extensive year-round sweet onion program. This program features a wide range of sweet onions, including Vidalias, Walla Walla sweet onions and Mayan Sweets from Peru and Mexico. With this diverse selection, Progressive Produce and Keystone Fruit Marketing said they'll have an uninterrupted supply to meet customer demands throughout the year.
2024-04-08
Equifruit is set to make waves at the upcoming CPMA trade show in Vancouver April 23-25. The company will engage customers with its whimsical "This banana badass" campaign, which aims to celebrate the diverse community of banana badasses supporting Equifruit's Global Fairtrade banana domination mission.
2024-04-08
The American Floral Endowment has unveiled its newly redesigned website, featuring seamless navigation, enhanced program accessibility and a modern, vibrant aesthetic.
2024-04-08
Five of the world’s leading grocery retailers have come together to establish a pioneering collaborative venture capital fund, W23 Global. The fund will seek to invest in innovative start-ups and scale-ups that deploy technology to enhance customer experiences, transform the grocery value chain and address the sector’s sustainability challenges. Each retailer — Ahold Delhaize, Tesco, Woolworths, Sobeys and Shoprite — is an equal funder and partner in W23 Global, while their CEO’s will sit on the investment committee.
2024-04-08
Oppy is set to double its Mexican grape volume for the 2024 season, marking a significant milestone in its commitment to expanding its 365 program. The enhanced lineup will now include sought-after Sun World varieties, such as Autumncrisp and Ruby Rush. Initial assessments of the grape crop indicate a promising season ahead, with estimates suggesting industry volumes will fall within the 22-24 million box range.
2024-04-08
California cherries mark the onset of the cherry season, eagerly awaited worldwide. Beginning in mid-May and typically concluding in early June, the short California cherry season garners anticipation among cherry lovers, as retailers clamor to get what they need for their store shelves. Among commercially cultivated fruits, cherries stand out as the last to bloom and the first to be harvested each year.
2024-04-08
WOODLAND PARK, NJ — The Eastern Produce Council held its 57th annual John J. McAleavey Gala — a night the event’s namesake called “the produce prom” — Saturday, April 6, at the Westmount Country Club, here. This year's dinner dance honored Marianne Santo, the council's former president who died last September.
2024-04-08
Mexican grapes are one of the strongest production areas for Grapeco Farms, a Delano, CA-based company that was founded by industry veterans Jared Lane and Robert Cadena. “We have a large amount of grapes from start to finish, and it’s one of the better varietal makeups,” said Lane, who serves as CEO of the company. “We’ve been redeveloping and planting new vineyards in a huge abundance over the last 4-6 years.” Grapeco is one of the first farms to get started with the early sheet, and also one of the last to finish.