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2023-01-31
Dole plc announced that certain of its subsidiaries have entered into a definitive agreement to sell the Dole Fresh Vegetables Division to an affiliate of Fresh Express Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Chiquita Holdings Ltd., for gross proceeds of approximately $293 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.
2023-01-31
Freshouse, based in Salisbury, NC, has hired Teri Miller as business analyst and customer development specialist. Miller brings 16 years of experience in the produce industry, specializing in category management and procurement. She has worked primarily on the retailer side, both at Food Lion and The Fresh Market, forming relationships with leading produce companies and growers.
2023-01-30
The North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission Inc. is a nonprofit corporation made up of more than 400 sweetpotato growers along with the packers, processors and business associates that support them.  “The sole purpose of the commission is to increase sweetpotato consumption through education, promotional activities, research and honorable horticultural practices among its producers,” said Michelle Grainger, executive director of the commission. 
2023-01-30
Healthy Family Project has named Rebecca Waxman social media manager and the newest addition to the cause marketing organization’s digital marketing team. Waxman will lead Healthy Family Project’s social media strategy and implementation under Tracy Shaw, senior digital marketing manager.
2023-01-30
Food Lion and Novant Health are collaborating to launch a food pharmacy pilot program at Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. The pilot program provides qualified participants access to nutritious food and encourages them to make healthy lifestyle choices to achieve sustained health. Throughout the two-year pilot program, Food Lion will distribute nearly 3,000 boxes that contain nutritious food. Qualified patients will be determined, in part, through assessments by Novant Health dietitians and team members.
2023-01-30
The California Avocado Commission anticipates its fiscal year 2022-23 harvest will come in at 257 million pounds of avocados, a slight decrease compared to the 2021-22 season crop volume of 276 million pounds. When announcing the crop outlook, CAC also unveiled its marketing plans for 2023.“The recent California rainfall has been welcomed by our growers throughout all districts,” said Jeff Oberman, president of CAC.
2023-01-30
While 2022 turned out to be as challenging as the pandemic years that preceded it, Salix Fruit said it was an extremely successful year overall.
2023-01-30
Pure Flavor is marking an important milestone: the start of the first growing season in its all-new, all-organic Phase IV expansion. The occasion serves as a clear signal that the brand is committed to sustainable and organic greenhouse vegetable production. With this latest evolution, Pure Flavor added 40 acres of dedicated organics to its Leamington, ON, operations, bringing the total to 115 acres lit production on site.
2023-01-30
With significant growth and expansion at the forefront of the company’s strategic plan, Pure Flavor added produce industry veteran Joe Sbrocchi to the company’s leadership team as senior vice president of business development and strategy. Sbrocchi brings an impressive history of successes in a career that has criss-crossed between the vendor and the buying communities (Sobeys & Walmart), and most recently over the last five-plus years as the executive director and general manager of the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers.
2023-01-30
O.C. Schulz & Sons Inc. understands a vital key to success is simply doing the right thing, for a long time. Longevity is synonymous with the fifth-generation family potato farm, which has made a name for itself growing, packing and shipping spuds from the Red River Valley.