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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

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

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

L.A. Times begins series on farmworker conditions in Mexico

12/08/2014 3:20:00 PM
Typical news about the weather and start dates for the just-beginning winter vegetable season in Mexico has been pushed aside by a Los Angeles Times investigative report charging that some Mexican vegetable growers have violated basic worker protection standards and U.S. companies have done little to hold them accountable. ... Full story

Sysco-U.S. Foods merger hits snag

12/11/2014 4:36:00 PM
Houston-based Sysco Corp. and Rosemont, Ill.-based U.S. Foods Inc. announced their merger a year ago, but a recent news report suggests Sysco may have to sell off more than anticipated to achieve government approval. ... Full story

Higher Mexican production to bring tomato prices down

12/16/2014 3:47:00 PM
Tomato shippers reported lower prices as December progressed, though demand for some fruit remained very strong. ... Full story

USDA restricts three PACA violators

12/12/2014 4:17:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a USDA news release. ... Full story

Ocean Mist hires marketing director from Tanimura & Antle

12/15/2014 4:29:00 PM
Castroville, Calif.-based Ocean Mist Farms has hired produce industry veteran Diana McClean as director of marketing, said Joe Feldman, vice president of sales and marketing. ... Full story

PodPonics gains Non-GMO Project verification

12/16/2014 12:58:00 PM
Hydroponic grower PodPonics has received confirmation from the Non-GMO Project organization that it can use the non-GMO seal on its products. ... Full story

Strawberry salesman Larry Scarborough dies

12/16/2014 3:11:00 PM
William “Larry” Scarborough, a longtime Florida and California strawberry salesman, died Dec. 8. ... Full story
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