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Ontario produce marketer closes after 85 years

Eighty-five years after Burt Clifford founded one of southwestern Ontario’s early produce supply companies, Clifford Produce Sales Inc. has closed, its grower owners parting ways. ... Read More

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New building goes up at San Francisco Produce Market

If you visit the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market in coming weeks, you’ll notice upright concrete walls and a two-story, 85,000-square-foot building taking shape. ... Read More

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New Zealand galas fetching $40 a box

A smaller apple size profile in Chile is driving demand for larger New Zealand fruit this season. ... Read More

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U.S. Apple Association received four awards

U.S. Apple Association, Vienna, Va., won four awards on April 9 at the National Agri-Marketing Association’s 2014 Best of NAMA awards ceremony in Jacksonville, Fla. The non-profit won first place medals for producer or company-funded consumer ... Read More

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Six to join Texas Produce Hall of Fame

The Texas Produce Hall of Fame has six new members this year, including two of the most recognizable faces in the Texas produce industry.

John McClung, longtime president of the Mission-based Texas International Produce Association, ... Read More

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Florida blueberries running late, small supplies driving demand

BARTOW, Fla. — Buyers should expect high volumes of late spring blueberries as delayed Florida volume hits the market. ... Read More

Florida foreign trade zones launches website
A Florida foreign trade zone is promoting a new website.
Artichoke peak volume ending
CASTROVILLE, Calif. — A late Easter and an early start for peak artichoke production meant holiday tables laden with California’s official state vegetable relied more this year on medium and smaller sizes.

 

Private equity firm buying Pregis Corp. North America
A private equity firm plans to buy Pregis Corp. North America, a packaging and systems manufacturer that provides products to the fresh produce industry and others.
Legend Produce inks deal on Origamis
Legend Produce LLC has begun harvesting Origami cantaloupes, a variety it now has exclusive rights to.

 

Pacific Organic starts Peruvian arils imports
San Francisco-based Pacific Organic Produce is importing Peruvian organic pomegranate arils, adding several months of availability to its program for the fruit.
California MonsterCot apricots shipping
Grower Direct Marketing LLC and O-G Packing & Cold Storage Co. are now shipping their MonsterCot apricots.
CHEP USA joins sustainability group
CHEP USA — which offers reusable pallet and plastic container services — has joined the Packaging Sector Working Group, part of The Sustainability Consortium.
Northwest cherry optimism runs high
YAKIMA, Wash. — The 2014 Northwest cherry crop has the potential to exceed 20 million boxes in 2014.
Ready Pac Foods hires two VPs
Irindale, Calif.-based Ready Pac Foods Inc. has hired two vice presidents to oversee environmental health and safety and engineering and maintenance.
Organics Unlimited increases banana acreage
San Diego-based Organics Unlimited has added 370 acres of certified organic banana production in Michoacan, Mexico.
Hollandia earns PrimusGFS certification
Carpinteria, Calif.-based Hollandia Produce LP has earned a perfect score on its PrimusGFS certification audit.
Military commissaries in south switch to RPCs
Military commissaries in the Southern U.S. are now receiving fruits and vegetables shipped in reusable plastic containers supplied by IFCO Systems.

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