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2022-01-13
Certified Group and Food Safety Net Services, a Certified Group Company, announced the appointment of John R. Nelson as chief operating officer where he will lead and support Certified Group’s management of its various business holdings that address the food, food safety, nutraceuticals and other industries.
2022-01-12
Pete Pappas & Sons Inc. named Mark Pitts as its new general manager. In this role he will oversee daily operations with his forward-thinking approach to continue the substantial progression of the business in recent years. Pitts brings decades of experience in the food industry and built extensive knowledge in operations and distribution at C&S Wholesale Grocers.
2022-01-12
The general potato market is mostly steady with a moderate demand. The quality of Russets, reds and yellows is good to very good. Each growing region and shipping point may vary so confer with your specific supplier for more details.
2022-01-12
“We enjoyed ideal temperatures during harvest in September and October, and are seeing really nice color, flavor and quality,” said Catherine Gipe-Stewart, communications manager at Superfresh Growers.  The central Washington grower, based out of Yakima, is excited about its winter apples and expects to last all the way through storage season.
2022-01-12
Howard Nager has left Los Angeles-based Progressive Produce to pursue other business opportunities.  Nager joined Progressive Produce as its vice president of business development and marketing in August of 2019.  During his tenure at Progressive Nager had also handled the responsibility of the citrus commodity manager.
2022-01-12
Side Delights kicked off the new year with the plant-based products that shoppers seek to save time and money while reducing food waste. While cooking at home is here to stay, consumers are looking for easy-to-prepare foods. Recent data show that 44 percent of consumers cooked more often in 2021 than pre-pandemic, and with supply-chain concerns and a renewed appreciation of eating at home, the trend doesn’t appear to be going away.
2022-01-12
The Wonderful Co., a global company dedicated to harvesting health and happiness around the world through its iconic consumer brands, announced the appointment of veteran public affairs and communications executive Seth Oster as the company’s first chief corporate affairs officer. Oster will oversee TWC’s global corporate communications and public affairs practice across its multibillion-dollar business lines and will play an integral role helping drive the company’s government relations activities and corporate social responsibility activities.
2022-01-12
Leaders from Lidl broke ground on its future store in Washington, DC. This will be the first new supermarket to serve residents in Wards 7 and 8 in more than a decade. The site is Lidl’s first store in the district and it is scheduled to open by late fall 2022. The store will create approximately 45 new jobs.
2022-01-12
“Washington has a really good crop of apples this year,” said Mac Riggan, director of marketing for Chelan Fresh Inc. The Chelan, WA-based marketing team supports more than 300 family-owned farms specializing in premium apples. “Year after year, the Washington apple industry is providing more and more of the emerging varieties, with these new varieties taking up a greater percentage of the overall crop volume,” he said.
2022-01-12
For the past five years, Nature Fresh Farms and South Essex Fabricating have joined together to support families in Windsor/Essex, ON, and Fulton County, OH. But what initially began as a small company initiative in 2016 quickly grew into a company-wide fundraising campaign that has helped hundreds of families over the years.
January 18, 2022

Though Hass avocados from the state of Jalisco have been approved for shipments to the United States beginning this year, Ron Campbell of the Mexican Hass Avocado Importers… Read More

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