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2024-07-12
Lidl, one of the world’s largest retailers, and WWF, one of the world’s largest independent conservation organizations, announced the start of a new international and strategic partnership active in 31 countries. This partnership builds on Lidl’s commitment to achieve a more sustainable future
2024-07-11
Westfalia Fruit is launching premium, 100-percent pure avocado oils, now available in three flavors: plain, garlic and lemon. Westfalia Fruit avocado oils are made from fresh avocados grown and carefully picked in South Africa.
2024-07-11
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses — Blue Light Produce, Otto Brehm Inc. and E&RRR LLC — for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and failing to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. These sanctions include suspending the businesses’ PACA licenses and barring the principal operators of the businesses from engaging in PACA-licensed business or other activities without approval from USDA.
2024-07-11
Laura Croff, chief human resources officer of The Raley’s Cos., has retired after 22 years with the company.
2024-07-11
Members of the International Fresh Produce Association traveled to McAllen, TX, as part of their Fresh Impact Tour program, hosted by Fox Packaging last May. This program allows IFPA to travel to member facilities, meeting them where they are, making connections and discussing the issues locally and regionally that impact their area.
2024-07-11
The Michigan asparagus season concluded one week earlier than usual with ample volume available for summer festivities. To drive sales, the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board enacted marketing strategies, including retail promotions, influencer marketing and digital campaigns that further emphasized the importance of buying local and how that translates into supporting communities one spear at a time.
2024-07-11
In 2023, the California total table grape crop was valued at $2.3 billion, making table grapes one of the most valued crops in the state. However, the California table grape industry is not only important to the state, but it is important to the rest of the country as well because California table grapes represent 99 percent of domestically grown table grapes. That’s why the California Table Grape Commission is such an important entity.
2024-07-11
MONTEREY, CA — While the ownership of the Organic Produce Summit recently changed hands, the popularity of the conference and trade show hasn’t skipped a beat as the 2024 OPS got off to a rousing start with an opening reception July 10, here. Attendees enjoyed food, drinks and live music in advance of the educational sessions and expo that were to follow on July 11. The opening reception was sponsored by Divine Flavor and Athos.
2024-07-11
Edinburg, TX-based Little Bear Produce has proven during its 38 years of existence that adapting to a changing produce environment has long been its calling card. In fact, the company has its roots in Vineland, NJ, where it still has a family operation, but expanded to Texas in the mid-1980s to satisfy the need of a customer. Its latest evolution went live in early 2022 with the development of a value-added line that has proven to be both challenging and rewarding, leading to continued success for the company.
2024-07-11
Roger Collins, former chairman and CEO of Harps Food Stores, died July 1. His tenure at the company was marked by remarkable growth and success. Mr. Collins began his illustrious career at Harps in December of 1986. At that time, the company was in dire need of a great vice president of finance, and Mr. Collins proved to be the answer to its prayers. From his initial role, he quickly became an integral part of shaping the future of Harps.
July 11, 2024
In 2023, the California total table grape crop was valued at $2.3 billion, making table grapes one of the most valued crops in the state. However, the California table grape industry is not only… Read More

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