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2023-01-30
The National Mango Board is offering a limited number of Honey and Rounds display bins to both U.S. retailers and U.S. mango shippers on a first-come, first-served basis. The 2023 Honey bins are ready to ship, while the Rounds bins will be ready to deliver in March.
2023-01-27
Schnuck Markets Inc. announced Jada D. Reese will lead the company’s human resources team as the new chief people officer. Reese will begin her new role on Jan. 30 and will bring to Schnucks 26 years of professional experience, including human resources leadership roles at BJC Healthcare, Express Scripts and Anheuser-Busch. She most recently held the role of senior vice president, human resources at Enterprise Bank & Trust.
2023-01-27
United Natural Foods Inc. expanded its Wild Harvest private label organic produce line with more than 40 new offerings available nationwide. Since its 2022 launch, the Wild Harvest organic produce line has enjoyed significant growth as consumers have come to rely on the brand for their eating occasions.
2023-01-27
With a preseason estimate of 29.5 million bushels via the USDA August report, the Michigan Apple Committee, based in Lansing, MI expected this year’s crop to beat that estimate by several million bushels. “Based on conversations with industry members and looking at storage reports for the year so far, I’m thinking the crop size is closer to the mid-30s [million bushels],” said Diane Smith, executive director of the Michigan Apple Committee.
2023-01-27
The California table olive industry commended the U.S. government’s Jan. 12 decision to implement the World Trade Organization ruling on Spanish olives in a way that upholds U.S. law and safeguards a fair U.S. marketplace, while also complying with WTO rules.
2023-01-27
J.G. Hall & Sons is one of the largest private, potato grower-shipper-packers in North Dakota’s Red River Valley. Jackson Hall, manager and partner at the fourth-generation family farm, said, “We’re only packing our own potatoes, we follow them from field to end product.” J.G. Hall & Sons, based in Hoople, ND, operates 6,500 acres of red and yellow potatoes for the fresh market. “We have had a very good season,” said Hall. The company reported an above-average crop with excellent yield and Hall said, “We’ll be busy late into spring, maybe into the summer.”
2023-01-27
With inflation booming and prices rising, families across the country are tightening their belts and seeking ways to stretch their budgets. That’s why Allegiance Retail Services, under the Foodtown and Green Way Markets banners, launched a campaign to inspire and showcase to consumers how they can prepare three healthy, quality meals on a budget of $9 per day, promoted as the $9 a Day Challenge.
2023-01-27
Gumz Farms specializes in red and yellow potatoes, along with yellow, white, red and sweet onions, and packing and shipping year-round. Currently, Gumz Farms, based in Endeavor, WI, handles almost 20 percent of the fresh-market red potatoes in the state and grows approximately 40 percent of Wisconsin onions, positioning family farms as a leader in the Wisconsin potato and onion market.
2023-01-26
Kingston Cos., a leading distributor and marketer of fresh potatoes, onions and sweet pineapples, has climbed the rankings of the Idaho Private 100, a list of the top private companies in the state of Idaho.
2023-01-26
The International Fresh Produce Association has opened the nomination period for the 2023 Produce Excellence in Foodservice Awards Program. Developed to honor the foodservice industry’s most innovative produce performers, the program pays special tribute to chefs and foodservice operators for excellence in the use of fresh produce in the culinary arts.