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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: Port truck strike muddies waters; exports slow

11/17/2014 5:18:00 PM
A strike of Los Angeles port truck drivers expanded the week before Thanksgiving as truckers with drayage companies joined the labor action, adding potential fuel to the fire in a standoff between dockworkers and the Pacific Maritime Association that’s slowed imports and exports – including fresh produce. ... Full story

Ag labor not part of Obama's immigration plan

11/21/2014 7:45:00 AM
President Barack Obama's immigration plan calls for allowing undocumented immigrants with children who are citizens or legal residents to stay in the U.S., a move that doesn't specifically address the need for a stable agriculture workforce. ... Full story

Produce execution plagues Wal-Mart

11/13/2014 4:21:00 PM
Roughly 18 months after it launched a “Fresh Over” campaign to highlight improvements in its fresh produce operations, a leaked memo from Bentonville, Ark.-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. indicates store-level operations need a “do-over.” ... Full story

High grape prices could go higher

11/19/2014 2:45:00 PM
Lower volumes and an earlier end to the season should mean continued strong demand for California grapes. ... Full story

RPC, corrugated groups spar over food safety

11/19/2014 11:56:00 AM
Two recent studies of bacteria on reusable plastic containers — both sponsored by corrugated carton groups — question the cleaning process used on RPCs before they enter the supply chain again. ... Full story

Melissa’s focuses on Dutch Yellow potatoes

11/19/2014 2:33:00 PM
LOS ANGELES — World Variety Produce, which markets under the Melissa’s brand, introduced its latest cookbook to food bloggers and media Nov. 18. This time the specialty produce company focuses on its top-selling signature item — Dutch Yellow potatoes. ... Full story

Despite drought, California clementines plentiful for Christmas

11/20/2014 1:17:00 PM
Despite severe, persistent drought in California, there should be plenty of mandarins to meet Christmas demand. ... Full story

California citrus leaders hope psyllid plan buys time

11/14/2014 6:09:00 PM
MODESTO, Calif. — If the $2.4 billion California citrus industry is to survive, it must maintain Asian citrus psyllid detection and control programs to buy time until fixes for the deadly citrus disease it carries are discovered. ... Full story
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