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Vega Produce names sales manager


Lloyd Rosen, a retail, wholesaling and brokerage sales veteran, has left retirement and now heads sales for a Miami-based grower-shipper of Central American specialty and ethnic-oriented produce.

Specialty produce in Texas grows with Hispanic population


Wholesalers and retailers are capitalizing on the booming Hispanic population in Texas.

Indoor farm taps technology to grow leafy greens


Drawing from his background as an electrical engineer, Steve Fambro, founder and chief executive officer of Oceanside, Calif.-based Famgro Farms, has tried to eliminate as much variability in leafy green production as possible.

Despite growth, VegiWorks remains focused on service


SAN FRANCISCO — VegiWorks Inc. has come a long way since the days nearly two decades ago when Paulo Ho and his brothers did business out of a pick-up truck.

Ikeda Bros. president dies at 94


Kazuo Ikeda, president of Ikeda Bros. and a cofounder of the Pismo Oceano Vegetable Exchange, died Feb. 11 in Arroyo Grande, Calif., at 94.

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Market Scope - Asian vegetables — F.o.b.s as of April 21


CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Shipments (4-4-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Bok choy WGA crates mostly $13.25-14.45, 30-pound cartons mostly $10.11-11.25. Quality generally good.


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