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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

Sunkist Growers moving to Valencia

08/12/2014 1:53:00 PM
Sunkist Growers plans to move its headquarters from Sherman Oaks to Valencia, Calif., in September. ... Full story

UPDATED: Obama establishes relations with Cuba

12/17/2014 1:37:00 PM
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Dec. 18) Opening the door for greater agricultural trade, President Barack Obama said Dec. 17 that he is moving to normalize the U.S. relationship with Cuba. ... Full story

Psyllid natural enemy released in citrus grove

12/16/2014 1:02:00 PM
University of California-Riverside entomologist Mark Hoddle released a second natural enemy of Asian citrus psyllid Dec. 16 in the same citrus grove where he released the first one. ... Full story

UPDATED: Wolter leaves Rainier Fruit Co.

12/12/2014 3:57:00 PM
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Dec. 15, 12:05 p.m.) Suzanne Wolter, most recently marketing director for Rainier Fruit Co., has left the Yakima, Wash., company and has begun a quest for new challenges. ... Full story

Industry veteran Bob Swartwout joins Direct Advantage

12/18/2014 3:06:00 PM
Bob Swartwout, an industry sales veteran, has joined Direct Advantage LLC in Columbia, S.C., the grower-shipper and supplier’s national sales manager. ... Full story

Want safer sprouts? Research says gas ’em

12/16/2014 12:42:00 PM
New research with chlorine dioxide gas offers hope for fans of fresh sprouts who have food safety concerns about the pathogen-friendly growing process that makes them particularly susceptible to salmonella contamination. ... 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

UPDATED: High strawberry prices won’t last

12/17/2014 10:42:00 AM
Robust strawberry markets should start to weaken as production ramps up in January from all three major growing areas. ... Full story

Book tells story of Katie’s Krops

12/18/2014 11:03:00 AM
Katie Stagliano, founder and director of Katie’s Krops, recently published a children’s book detailing the story of her youth-run garden program. ... Full story
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