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2022-01-11
The International Fresh Produce Association named Gretchen Wall as its director of food safety and quality. IFPA also announced the promotion of Emily Griep to vice president, regulatory compliance and global food-safety standards. The moves are a part of the association’s commitment to serving as the industry’s source of support and advocacy in produce safety.
2022-01-11
New year, same problems. Supply chain issues (i.e. too few trucks, increased delivery costs) are impacting prices throughout the produce aisle. According to the USDA week 1 prices for peaches, nectarines and grapes are higher than traditionally at this time of year. In fact, peach and nectarine markets are at their second-highest starting price in the last 10 years.
2022-01-11
Bobby Creel of L&M Cos. Inc. has been one of the guiding lights at the Southeast Produce Council since its earliest days, offering advice and counsel to its leadership, beginning with the council's key founder and first executive director, Terry Vorhees. This March, the council will recognize him for all that he has done by presenting him with its highest honor: the 2022 Terry Vorhees Lifetime Achievement Award.
2022-01-11
Avocados From Mexico is headed back to the big game with a multifaceted campaign designed to engage consumers and make avocados shoppable at every touchpoint during the biggest avocado occasion of the year.  From the House of Goodness digital experience, to in-store QR codes that drive directly to the brand's website and a new partnership with eCommerce Acceleration platform MikMak, AFM's 2022 big game campaign will link brand awareness and sales like never before.
2022-01-11
Dole Packaged Foods LLC announced its latest campaign spotlighting its popular Fruit Bowls snacks, titled "Hold My Fruit Bowl." A kid-friendly riff on the viral Hold My Beer meme, the playful spots shine a light on kids doing spectacular things thanks to "superpowers" they've received from snacking on Dole's nutritious Fruit Bowls.
2022-01-11
As executive director for Crunch Time Apple Growers, a cooperative of 152 growers throughout New York state, Jessica Wells leads efforts on the growing and marketing of two popular apples — SnapDragon and RubyFrost. This winter the message is clear — apples are not just for fall
2022-01-11
SpartanNash has promoted Amy McClellan to senior vice president and chief marketing officer, effective immediately. McClellan will lead the marketing function and report to SpartanNash President and CEO Tony Sarsam.
2022-01-11
Columbine Vineyards, a part of the AC Foods family, announced a partnership with Four Star Sales Inc. to meet the increasing demands of the fresh table grape industry. The collaboration will allow both companies to further the reach of their portfolio of table grape varieties, including their branded proprietary varieties.
2022-01-10
Brighter Bites, a nonprofit organization that delivers fresh fruits, vegetables and nutrition education resources directly into families’ hands, has been named the official nonprofit partner of The Produce Moms.  
2022-01-10
Wonderful Pistachios launched a big game campaign to make game day snacking even easier, whether attending in person, or watching from home. For those traveling to the big game, or related viewing parties, a partnership with luxe rideshare service Alto will provide discounted transportation and delicious snacking around Los Angeles over the game day weekend.
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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