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2021-05-06
Noting that “there are still a lot of potatoes out there,” Skyline Potato Co. General Manager Les Alderete said his Center, CO, shed will ship the remainder of its 2020 crop into August this year. He added, “We have quite a bit left, and we think we’ll go the first two weeks into August, about a week or so longer than normal if demand keeps up.”
2021-05-06
Strawberries are a year-round anchor of the berry category in U.S. supermarkets, representing nearly two-thirds of the sales volume and more than $3 billion in annual sales.
2021-05-06
Ever since Glenmont, NY-based New York Apple Sales launched Yes! Apples in 2019, the consumer-friendly apple brand has worked to become a force in the industry.
2021-05-06
The past year resulted in a greater push for delivery among customers at Pinto Bros. “We’ve operated a subsidiary company, A. Penza Inc., for several years now to provide transportation and delivery services,” said Todd Penza, salesman at Pinto Bros. in Philadelphia. “However, over the past year we’ve really seen a demand from our customers for more delivery resulting in us expanding our capabilities.”
2021-05-06
Employee-owned Tanimura & Antle, one of the largest grower-shippers in the Salinas Valley, announced the promotion of Brett Champlin to senior director of harvest operations. In his new role, Champlin will oversee the day-to-day harvest operations for all the company’s crops.
2021-05-06
Stemilt’s cherry season kicks off this week in California and all eyes are on the crop’s upcoming promotional window and the fast-approaching Memorial Day holiday. The 2021 California crop projects more promotable volume compared to last year’s smaller crop, with good sizing and flavors predicted between now and mid-June.
2021-05-06
Ahold Delhaize announced that David McInerney, co-founder and CEO of FreshDirect, the Northeast’s leading pure-play online fresh food grocer, stepped down effective May 5. He will continue in an advisory role through the end of October 2021. Farhan Siddiqi, chief digital officer of Ahold Delhaize, will serve as interim CEO and assumed overall leadership responsibility on May 5.
2021-05-06
Push the supplements aside and naturally promote positivity and wellbeing with colorful fruits and veggies! Choose produce that increases our body’s mood boosting messengers to maintain mental health and happiness through nutrients like tryptophan, folate, and tyrosine. It’s easy to find fruits and veggies that offer these necessary nutrients. Tryptophan
2021-05-06
For M. Levin & Co. Inc., a fourth-generation wholesaler and the oldest company on the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market, business is off to a strong start in 2021.
2021-05-06
In an effort to address both the extraordinary opportunities and the extraordinary challenges the industry faces, the Hass Avocado Board, with industry participation, has developed BOLD: The Hass Avocado Industry Board Leadership Development Program. Helping the industry face an increasingly complex marketplace with sophisticated problem-solvers, BOLD is designed to develop emerging leaders who are both motivated and equipped to meet those opportunities and challenges.