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New CEO of bananas and pineapples named for Chiquita

01/23/2015 3:38:00 PM
A former Dole Food Co. executive is now CEO for bananas and pineapples at Chiquita Brands International Inc. ... Full story

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

FPFC welcomes 2015 officers

01/26/2015 12:05:00 PM
PASADENA, Calif. — The annual dinner-dance of the Anaheim, Calif.-based Fresh Produce & Floral Council took on added significance this year. ... Full story

UPDATED: Deal clears way for U.S. apples to China

01/26/2015 2:28:00 PM
(UPDATED, 5:20 p.m.) All U.S. grown apples will have access to the Chinese apple market under a deal reach between the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Chinese officials. ... Full story

Driscoll’s appoints global food safety director

01/26/2015 1:43:00 PM
Watsonville, Calif.-based Driscoll’s has named Keith Refsnider as the company’s global food safety program director. ... Full story

Chiquita’s moving costs could top $40 million; new board in place

01/22/2015 2:11:00 PM
The new owners of Chiquita Brands International Inc. say it will cost between $25 million and $40 million to leave Charlotte, N.C. ... 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

Mexican watermelons scarce until late February or March

01/21/2015 10:52:00 AM
Cool weather has slowed watermelon production in Mexico, and volumes won’t likely start to ramp up until late February or March. ... Full story

The 5 best Orange display strategies

01/26/2015 1:49:00 PM
This is peak season for oranges, as supplies are strong from California, Arizona, Texas and Florida. Here are the 5 best orange display strategies: ... Full story

Appeeling Fruit hires director of sales

01/23/2015 2:37:00 PM
Fresh fruit processor Appeeling Fruit Inc., hired David McClurg as the director of sales. ... Full story
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