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Bailey Farms recalls serrano peppers

10/22/2014 8:51:00 AM
Pepper grower Bailey Farms Inc. has recalled more than three tons of serrano peppers sent to retailers and wholesalers after a positive test for salmonella. ... Full story

UPDATED: Bolthouse CEO is Produce Marketer of the Year

10/19/2014 11:17:00 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. – Jeff Dunn, president and chief executive officer of Bolthouse Farms, has been named Produce Marketer of the Year by The Packer. ... Full story

Wal-Mart adds detail to sustainability plans

10/23/2014 3:29:00 PM
Wal-Mart is adding some detail to its recent pledge to create a more sustainable food system, revealing goals to help farmers manage input use and changes in buying practices aimed to reduce fruit and vegetable waste. ... Full story

Brazilians boost bid for Chiquita on eve of shareholder vote

10/23/2014 4:25:00 PM
The day before a vote on its $1 billion merger deal with Fyffes Plc., officials with Chiquita Brands International Inc. notified sharehold-ers that two Brazilian companies had upped their unsolicited bid for a second time, offering $14.50 per share. ... Full story

Aldi tortures retailers of all kinds

10/23/2014 5:10:00 PM
Dadgumit, Aldi. Must you torture the retailers at the high end as well as the low end? ... Full story

Vidalia onion growers sell operations to billionaire Bill Gates

10/17/2014 4:18:00 PM
In its third generation of growing and shipping produce from the Vidalia, Ga. region, the Stanley family has apparently sold its operations to entities owned by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. ... Full story

Shanley Farms launches Gator Eggs avocado pack

03/25/2014 8:43:00 AM
A new avocado product from Shanley Farms will begin shipping soon. ... Full story

Packer Apple Man of the Year known for optimism

08/22/2014 7:07:00 AM
CHICAGO — Although he’s known for growing apples and peaches, it could be said that Henry Chiles is very familiar with lemons. ... Full story

PTI to focus on distribution center preparedness

10/23/2014 3:49:00 PM
The readiness and ability of distribution centers to receive produce cases with GS1-128 barcodes encoded with standardized product identification and batch/lot numbers should be the focus of the Produce Traceability Initiative in 2015. ... Full story

Beckman tapped as COO of Live Oak Farms

10/22/2014 6:30:00 PM
Veteran tomato industry leader Ed Beckman has been named to the newly created post of chief operating officer of Le Grand, Calif.-based Live Oak Farms. ... Full story
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