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2021-02-24
While the COVID-19 pandemic presented many challenges to the retailing of fresh produce and floral products, the important role flexibility plays in the sector might have been the biggest learning from this consequential year.
2021-02-24
Moxxy Marketing has added Carolina Perez, an up-and-coming marketer with experience in the fresh floral industry, in the role of Project Coordinator to help support East Coast project needs from her Miami, Florida home office.   Enthusiastic about fresh floral and produce, she enjoys a healthy and active lifestyle including supporting the brands and products in which she believes.
2021-02-24
29 Design Studio, an agency specializing in branding and marketing for food, beverage and agriculture, has won three first-place awards and a merit award in regional competitions sponsored by the National Agri-Marketing Association. Their entries will now move on to the National Best of NAMA Awards where they will compete against winners from six other regions.
2021-02-24
Stemilt said retailers ready to build up their pear categories better turn to the company's Rushing Rivers d’Anjou pears, which can turn heads and move volumes this upcoming spring. Stemilt’s marketing director, Brianna Shales, said retailers can effectively merchandise d’Anjou pears to boost category numbers and delight pear-loving consumers around the nation.
2021-02-24
Gelson’s Markets, a premier Southern California-based supermarket chain, announced that Pan Pacific International Holdings and TPG Capital have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which PPIH will acquire Gelson’s from TPG Capital. The deal is expected to close in the second quarter of 2021 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
2021-02-24
USA Pears said it is excited to launch its #WhatsInYourFruitBowl initiative at a time when consumers are more focused than ever on developing healthy eating habits at home. Taking place during the month of March, this year is set to be the most wide-reaching initiative yet with powerful industry partnerships and engagement.
2021-02-23
Beachside Produce, based in Guadalupe, CA, and Total Quality Logistics Transportation, based in Cincinnati, are partnering to donate and deliver 40,000 pounds of fresh vegetables to the Central Texas Food Bank in Austin, TX.
2021-02-23
After weeks of waiting, Tom Vilsack has officially been confirmed as the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. During his confirmation hearing in early February, Secretary Vilsack noted his priorities included tackling the COVID-19 recovery and addressing climate change.
2021-02-23
With a move that will help the company continue its growth, Pacific Trellis Fruit announced today its strategic new partnership with Arable Capital Partners, a private investment firm focused exclusively on food and agriculture businesses.
2021-02-23
Officers with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility discovered that a produce shipment from Mexico also contained $11.5 million worth of alleged methamphetamine hidden within the trailer. “This is a substantial amount of hard narcotics seized from drug trafficking organizations attempting to smuggle drugs across our border,” said Carlos Rodriguez, port director, Hidalgo/Pharr/Anzalduas port of entry. “This significant interception will keep the drugs from reaching our communities.”