From the floor: PMA expo briefs, Church Bros. to Duda

10/25/2011 07:39:00 AM
Chris Koger

It also plans to begin production from Statesboro, Ga., in mid-January, said Dave Hicks, chief operating officer.

Hicks said the carrots aren’t as large as cooking carrots.

The vegetable’s longer and skinnier shape make it a different and sweeter carrot, he said.

“A lot of buyers see flat onions as sweet. Our long and skinny carrots are not short and fat and make for a better-eating carrot,” he said.

Dave’s Specialty Imports

Dave’s Specialty Imports Inc., Coral Springs, Fla., has given its logo a makeover.

Mike Bowe, vice president, said the Miami-area blueberry importer wanted to give customers a better idea of the 19-year-old company’s mission through a redesigned logo.

“We are looking to grow the company and have new blood in this company, which my dad started,” Bowe said. “This logo is something that unifies us and is more recognizable with our name on the label.”

The logo displays an image of the sun rising above the company’s name over blueberries.

Founded by Dave Bowe, Dave’s Specialty Imports is a year-round berry importer. It imports blueberries, blackberries and raspberries and plans to enter the growing side of the business via acreage in New Jersey.

Dave’s Specialty Imports also launched a new website, www.mydaves.com.

Del Campo Supreme

Del Campo Supreme, Nogales, Ariz., has a new promotion at all Loblaw stores across Canada in February, said general manager/sales manager Jim Cathey.

He said the program is called “Flavour with a cause” and features the company’s red grape tomatoes packed in pink breast cancer awareness clamshells and yellow grape tomatoes packed in prostate research awareness clamshells.

Proceeds will go toward cancer awareness charities in Canada, Cathey said.

Del Campo also added a salesman in its Philadelphia office, Liam Slavin, who started in May.

Del Rey Avocado

The Fallbrook, Calif.-based grower and distributor recently named Donny Lucy, son of company leader Bob Lucy, to a sales position.

Del Rey also began shipping Peruvian avocados this season.

Greg JohnsonLoren Queen, marketing and communications manager for Domes Superfresh Growers, displays the company's packaging for Autumn Glory apples.Domex Superfresh

Domex Superfresh Growers, Yakima, Wash., promoted its new proprietary cherry variety, the Orondo Ruby cherry.

Marketing and communications manager Loren Queen said the variety is a unique variety, not a cross, and has 20% more sugars and acids than a rainier, despite its similar appearance,



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