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2021-10-05
Jac. Vandenberg Inc., a fresh produce importer and marketer, is gearing up for the second year of its Sunrays grape brand. After a successful debut, Sunrays grapes is announcing several new developments to its 2021-22 program which officially starts next month.
2021-10-05
Farm Pak Products began operations in 1969 as a sales team for the produce grown at Barnes Farming, selling sweet potatoes directly to buyers along the East Coast. Over the course of 50-plus years, the sister company has grown into one of the largest and most reliable marketers of sweet potatoes world-wide.
2021-10-05
The California Avocado Commission promoted Angela Fraser to director of trade and legal affairs. Fraser, who has worked for the commission for 21 years, will provide oversight and management of corporate legal affairs. She also will continue to lead the strategy, planning, production, execution and budget of the California Avocado Commission’s nutrition program.
2021-10-04
BOSTON — The New England Produce Council celebrated its 21st anniversary at its 2021 Produce, Floral & Foodservice Expo, held Sept. 29-30, here. After having to cancel last year's expo due to the pandemic, the council enthusiastically welcomed the fresh produce industry back, and those in attendance were equally happy to see and reconnect with friends and colleagues at the in-person event.
2021-10-04
The U.S. Apple Association launched its 2021-22 Apples4Ed initiative — a grant program that supports healthy eating initiatives in public schools across the United States. USApple will fund five $4,000 healthy eating initiatives on campuses in 2022.
2021-10-04
John McClung, former president and CEO of the Texas Produce Association (predecessor to TIPA), died Saturday, Oct. 2 in South Texas. Mr. McClung was a leader not only for the Texas produce industry, but for all of fresh produce. Even a decade after his retirement, Mr. McClung is still remembered for his many great achievements during the course of his career. 
2021-10-04
BOSTON -- Fresh produce from around the country was on display at the 2021 New England Produce Council expo, held Thursday, Sept. 30, here at the Hynes Convention Center. The trade show was the culmination of the two-day NEPC Produce, Floral & Foodservice Expo. This year's event drew about 115 exhibitors, according to NEPC Executive Director Laura Sullivan, who saw "good participation on both the attendee side and the exhibitor side."
2021-10-04
Starr Ranch Growers is set for fall apple harvest with its new Fair Trade USA authorization. The Wenatchee, WA-based company recently gained certification from Fair Trade USA — an agreement that solidified 3,300 acres in both the Wenatchee and Quincy Custom Apple Packing Facilities. The authorization from Fair Trade USA did not come without collective dedication and persistence to strengthen and grow the existing Starr Ranch Growers core values, sustainability efforts and enhanced company culture.
2021-10-04
In 2022, the Louisiana Sweet Potato Commission will celebrate its 70th year representing sweet potato growers, shippers, processors and bankers by educating consumers on the yam’s many nutritional attributes and versatility.
2021-10-04
Bashas’ Family of Stores has signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by Raley’s Holding Co., an independent regional grocer based in California. The companies said Bashas’ store banners, employment and operations across Arizona will continue without change or interruption. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2021.