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Paramount Citrus replaces Cuties brand with Wonderful Halos

06/09/2013 11:37:00 PM
Capitalizing on retailers’ and consumers’ familiarity with Wonderful Brands, Paramount Citrus will market its California-grown clementines and mandarins as Wonderful Halos beginning this fall.

A subsidiary of Los Angeles-based Roll Global LLC, Paramount is relying on Roll’s portfolio of Wonderful Brands to help it maintain its position in the California mandarin deal after selling the Cuties clementine brand to former partner Sun Pacific Cos., Pasadena, Calif. ... Full story

Sun Pacific buys Cuties brand, breaks ties with Paramount Citrus

05/21/2013 4:35:00 PM
After a more than a decade of collaboration culminating with 95 million boxes of clementines shipped in 2012-13, Sun Pacific and Paramount Citrus are parting ways.

Sun Pacific is walking away with the Cuties trademark and Paramount again has complete control of its fruit. ... Full story

Nogales veteran Alberto Maldonado dies

01/20/2015 4:52:00 PM
Alberto Maldonado, general manager of Apache Produce Imports LLC and a former chairman of the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas, died Jan. 17. He was 81. ... Full story

UPDATED: FDA to establish new food safety program

01/16/2015 3:55:00 PM
(UPDATED, Jan. 19) A grant program is being established for small growers, food processors, fruit and vegetable wholesalers, and farms that lack access to food safety training. ... Full story

UPDATED: Florida citrus leader Richard Kinney remembered

01/20/2015 8:10:00 AM
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Jan. 20): Richard Kinney, the former leader of Florida’s citrus packinghouse trade group, died Jan. 15. ... Full story

Asian food safety officials react to Bidart Bros. apple recall

01/22/2015 5:02:00 PM
Although only one company’s gala and granny smith apples are under recall in the U.S. because of links to a deadly listeria outbreak, officials in at least one foreign country have restricted the entry of all U.S. grown galas and granny smiths. ... Full story

ALBA hires general manager and director of sales

01/22/2015 12:07:00 PM
Salinas, Calif.-based Agriculture and Land Based Training Association has hired Karen Marie Feliz as general manager, and Lou Fierro as director of sales. ... Full story

The Fresh Market joins Coalition of Immokalee Workers

01/13/2015 1:32:00 PM
The Fresh Market Inc., is the latest retail chain to join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers supporting the labor group’s Fair Food agreement. ... Full story

Bailey Farms adds spice to sauces in the produce aisle

08/14/2014 1:44:00 PM
Bailey Farms Inc. is introducing Farm Fresh Hot Sauces, hot sauces made with everyday ingredients. ... Full story

Tomato growers launch Handy Candy grape tomatoes

08/09/2012 2:15:00 PM
A group of growers and distributors is increasing distribution of a tomato snack that targets children and hungry on-the-go consumers. ... Full story
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