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2021-10-08
Floral and hardgoods shortages continue to impact the floral industry, prompting florists to further tap into their creative minds to work around the issue while continuing to create beautiful floral arrangements.
2021-10-08
The American Floral Endowment (AFE) announces a new memorial tribute in memory of Robert (Bob) Williams II. Smithers-Oasis CEO Robin Kilbride, along with Red & Katie Kennicott of Kennicott Brothers Co., established the fund. Robert (Bob) Williams II, AAF, PFCI, former Vice-President of North American Operations for Smithers-Oasis, passed away with his family by his side on September 27, 2021, at the age of 75. Bob was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in March 2020.
2021-10-08
Heather Waits, proprietor of Bloomtastic Florist, Columbus, OH, has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Great Lakes Floral Association (GLFA). 
2021-10-08
With its Fresno, CA, location, Baloian Farms offers a strategic option for the fall to spring western vegetable production period. While most California-based leafy green vegetable grower-shippers tend to have a year-round program that transitions from the coast to the desert with the seasons, Baloian starts in the fall and transitions to the Coachella Valley for the winter and early spring.
2021-10-08
Setton Pistachio’s mission is to innovate and exceed industry standards in all aspects of growing and processing pistachios. “We maintain a safe and positive work environment for our employees who enable us to deliver the highest quality products to our customers,” said Joseph Setton, VP of domestic sales for Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella.
2021-10-08
An examination of how organic growers can best utilize approved bio inputs in the most efficient and effective manner for their crops and bottom line will be the subject of a just announced educational session as part of the 2021 Organic Grower Summit presented by Western Growers and OPN educational program, slated for Dec. 1-2 in Monterey, CA.
2021-10-08
Instacart acquired FoodStorm, a SaaS order management system that powers end-to-end order-ahead and catering experiences for grocery retailers. With this acquisition, Instacart is expanding its enterprise technology portfolio to further support its retail partners’ ecommerce needs, investing in more innovative technology solutions that help retailers grow, compete, and better meet the evolving needs of their customers.
2021-10-08
The past year and a half has been difficult for many reasons, but 2021 posed some major weather challenges for Elgin, MN-based Honeybear Brands’ apple crops.
2021-10-08
This is a year of celebration for the North Carolina SweetPotato Commission as it celebrates its 60th anniversary. To continue in that celebratory spirit, NCSPC partnered with Ripe Revival to host a first-of-its-kind event in connection with the Harrison Family YMCA’s after-school program.
2021-10-07
GEM-Pack Berries LLC and Red Blossom Sales Inc. are combining forces to create a dynamic union, capitalizing on tangible synergies that translate directly to customer benefits and grower success.