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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

Organically Grown joins fair trade group

01/28/2015 11:02:00 AM
Eugene, Ore.-based distributor Organically Grown Co. has become a member of the Domestic Fair Trade Association. ... 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

Doing what I say might be easier with food coach

01/26/2015 9:56:00 AM
Have you ever been accused of not practicing what you preach? Most likely so, if earn a living in the produce industry. My now adult daughter has jabbed me with the assertion over the years that I talk a good game about the importance of fruits and vegetables, but more often then not, dad gravitates towards, chips, burgers, cookies, etcetera. ... Full story

Indian River shipper not packing this season

11/19/2014 3:25:00 PM
Hogan & Sons Inc., an Indian River grapefruit grower-shipper, is not packing fruit this season, according to industry sources. ... Full story

Sun World names new CEO, details strategy

01/27/2015 9:56:00 AM
Bakersfield, Calif.-based Sun World International LLC has named Merrill Dibble as the company’s president and CEO and revealed details of a strategic plan that includes an expansion in California grape acreage and an exit from citrus packing and marketing activities. ... 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: 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
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