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2021-02-23
Like many annual events over the past 12 months, the Viva Fresh Open paused in 2020 while the world coped with an unforeseen pandemic. But now, the eagerly awaited tournament resurfaces in Dallas as the industry gathers at the first in-person produce expo in more than a year.
2021-02-23
PRO*ACT has hired Dave Franza as its new director of technology. "We've been looking for someone who can accelerate our vision to simplify the complexities of produce procurement and distribution through leveraging emerging technologies across the supply chain," said CEO Chip Walker. "Dave's leadership as the IT and digital asset management architect for NFL's multi-site broadcast infrastructure speaks for itself; we are glad to have him on board."
2021-02-23
The total U.S. online grocery market posted $9.3 billion in sales during January as more than 69.7 million U.S. households placed on average 2.8 orders across delivery, pickup and ship-to-home, according to the Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopping Survey fielded Jan. 28-31. The delivery and pickup segment captured $7.1 billion in January 2021, accounting for 77 percent of all online grocery spending during the month.
2021-02-23
Last year was big for learning to enjoy cooking at home and 2021 will be the year of perfecting at home meals, and Gold Coast is looking to fight cooking-at-home fatigue. The new two-pound items offer a larger pack of fresh vegetables, giving consumers the versatility of cooking from home with fewer trips to the grocery store. Whether trying to eat more plant-based or looking to incorporate more greens to your diet, Gold Coast has something to help fill the 2021 healthy eating goals.
2021-02-23
G&R Farms is excited to continue the “Growing America’s Farmers” program with regional and national retailers looking to not only grow sales, but support scholarships for FFA students planning careers in production agriculture.
2021-02-22
Avocados From Mexico is teaming up with Mission Foods, a leading tortilla brand in the U.S., for the second consecutive year for the return of "Taco Tip Off." The promotional program celebrates the college basketball season and championship and offers a full court advantage to boost avocado sales and increase basket size with Mission brand pitas, taco shells and wraps. The partnership between the two game-day grub powerhouses is led by in-store merchandising centered around tacos, burritos, quesadillas and more, with comprehensive consumer savings through April 5. 
2021-02-22
Schnuck Markets Inc. is joining supermarkets and food manufacturers across the country to celebrate the first-ever Supermarket Employee Day. FMI—The Food Industry Association, has proclaimed this new holiday to recognize employees at every level for the work they do feeding families and enriching lives.
2021-02-22
Fresh produce continues its steady growth at retail, with increased sales for both fruits and vegetables in Q4 of 2020, according to United Fresh’s FreshFacts on Retail Q4 2020/Year in Review 2020 report, sponsored by Mucci Farms. Among the findings, the issue reports that fresh perimeter categories continue their role as the growth engines of the store. The report features seasonal category deep dives on cucumbers, mangos and mushrooms, with a year-to-year comparison of the last three years’ Q2 results to aid in planning for a successful Q2 2021.
2021-02-22
Mexico’s mango business is a very bright spot amid freezes and other problems facing North America’s produce industry. Chris Ciruli, COO, of Ciruli Bros. LLC said, “In the big picture, Mexico’s season began in the early days of January. That is an extremely early start. February continued to have elevated mango volumes versus February 2020.” Ciruli’s Champagne-brand Ataulfo mangos were first harvested Feb. 12. “We’re crossing the first loads in Pharr, TX, as we speak,” Ciruli said Feb. 16.
2021-02-22
Vitalis Organic Seeds announced its newly developed series of tomatoes in its Mixologist Collection, now available to growers in the United States. Mixologist offers the perfect mix of heirloom beauty and traits, old-world goodness with a twist of modern world traits.