Skip to main content
2005-01-19
The word is out. Webster?s Dictionary announced its choice for 2004?s word of the year " "adultescent," a noun describing an adult who is still an adolescent at heart. Ever heard of it? Me neither, but according to Webster?s editor-in-chief, "adultescent? is just one of many vocabulary clues indicating the trends and preoccupations of our society. The editor reminds us that American English is a vigorous, evolving language. Compound words are especially popular to describe our likes and dislikes.
2005-01-19
The North Carolina SweetPotato Commission kicked off a new program designed to recognize and reward chefs and restaurateurs who are supporting North Carolina sweet potato growers by including them and identifying their origin on menus. Effective Jan. 1 and running through April 30, the commission will be accepting applications from chefs and restaurateurs in North Carolina and surrounding states who want to be considered for this program.
2005-01-19
As packaging is increasingly used in the fresh produce industry, consumers? sense of smell is eliminated as a marketing issue. But ScentSational Technologies, based in the Philadelphia suburb of Jenkintown, PA, is offering a new packaging technology that can make packaging smell like the product.
2005-01-19
Sunsweet Fresh announced the launch of its ready-to-eat gourmet Anjou pears packed in unique modified-atmosphere packaging. After rigorous testing, Sunsweet Fresh was able to select what it has found to be the best MAP technology currently available, allowing for the ripening of pears to their peak of flavor.
2005-01-18
Melissa?s/World Variety Produce, the world-renowned specialty produce distributor based in Los Angeles, has a new employee in its ranks. The employee is not unlike other recent college grads in that she has the youthful exuberance and drive that companies look for when taking a chance on new hires. But what sets this candidate apart is that she happens to be the namesake of the company which now employs her.
2005-01-18
OVIEDO, FL " A. Duda & Sons, a major grower, shipper and marketer of fresh produce, announced that it will begin shipping iceless broccoli using a new patented system developed by StePac USA, an agri-tech company that specializes in providing post-harvest solutions for the fresh produce industry.
2005-01-18
Edward S. Campion Sr., former chairman of the board of the Salinas, CA-based Grower-Shipper Association of Central California, died Monday, Jan. 10 in Salinas. He was 89 years old. Mr. Campion was born in Chicago and lived in Salinas for the past 64 years. He began his career in produce with the A&P Co. before joining the Lewis Tervin Co. in 1946. After several years, he and six other employees purchased the company and renamed the firm Merit Packing Co. After 40 years in the produce business, he sold the company and retired in 1979.
2005-01-18
JEFFERSON CITY, MO -- Retailers, chefs, foodservice providers and media from across Missouri were awarded AgriMissouri Excellence Awards Dec. 10 at the Missouri Governor-s Conference on Agriculture at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, MO. These awards recognize individuals and organizations whose promotion of Missouri grown or processed products has been exemplary.
2005-01-17
Encouraged by the prospects of an exceptional table grape harvest, Chile?s fresh fruit industry is expecting another record-setting export season. Unexpected rains in early November that drenched many cherry and early apricot export plans and set back harvest times for most crops by seven to 10 days, are seen as only temporary setbacks, according to a December 2004 press release from the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association in Sacramento, CA.
2005-01-17
SALINAS, CA " Rosalie Pollard has called it a career after working 39 years for the Antle family. Ms. Pollard started her lengthy sales career in produce working at the former Bud Antle Inc., here. Now 61, Ms. Pollard started her career in produce in 1966 working for Bud Antle as his receptionist and secretary. This continued for about 18 months until Mr. Antle asked her if she would like to move into sales.