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C.H. Robinson sliced apples use regional sourcing

10/06/2009 2:56:00 PM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Striving to provide a snacking option that is not only quick and convenient, Minneapolis-based C.H. Robinson Worldwide’s new sliced apples combine regional sourcing and the trusted Mott’s brand. ... Full story

Fruit, vegetable prices on the rise with drought

04/16/2014 12:06:00 PM
Avocados and lettuce may see the biggest produce price increases this year because of drought conditions in California, one economist believes. ... Full story

Auditor liability changing as courts, companies speak up

04/17/2014 5:04:00 PM
BALTIMORE — The responsibilities of food safety auditors, brought into the spotlight by the deadly cantaloupe-related listeria outbreak of 2011, are increasing as their customers and the courts review who is liable in foodborne illness outbreaks. ... Full story

Bland Farms begins packing Vidalia onions

04/14/2014 4:56:00 PM
Despite a warning from the state’s Attorney General’s office, Delbert Bland plans to ship Vidalia onions April 16, five days before the new start date set by Agricultural Commissioner Gary Black. ... Full story

From the show floor: CPMA 2014 expo booths No. 1

04/16/2014 8:10:00 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Packer’s news editor Chris Koger and staff writer Mike Hornick took these photos and collected these news items at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show April 2-4. ... Full story

Vidalia onion grower, state official both claim victory in court

04/15/2014 5:28:00 PM
Both sides are claiming victory in the latest chapter of the legal saga of one Vidalia onion grower’s fight against the Georgia agriculture commissioner’s new, later start date for shipping the trademarked onions. ... Full story

From the show floor: CPMA 2014 expo booths No. 3

04/16/2014 10:59:00 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Packer’s news editor Chris Koger and staff writer Mike Hornick took these photos and collected these news items at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show April 2-4. ... Full story

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

From the show floor: CPMA 2014 expo booths No. 2

04/16/2014 9:37:00 AM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Packer’s news editor Chris Koger and staff writer Mike Hornick collected these news items at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and trade show April 2-4. ... Full story

Judge says new Vidalia onion start rule invalid

03/20/2014 2:37:00 PM
A ruling from a Georgia judge means some retailers may not have to wait until after April 21 for Vidalia onions this year. ... Full story
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