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Freshway Foods names new president

09/12/2014 4:01:00 PM
The Gilardi brothers have promoted Devon Beer to the post of president for their company, Freshway Foods, Sidney, Ohio. ... Full story

Winn-Dixie wins FFVA merchandiser of the year

09/18/2014 3:12:00 PM
NAPLES, Fla. — The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association thanked a leading Southeastern retailer for merchandising the Sunshine State’s produce and honored its outgoing chairman. ... Full story

Fresh produce goes seaside in New England

09/16/2014 12:07:00 PM
The New England Produce Council gathered in Newport, R.I., for its 15th annual produce and floral expo on Sept. 10-12. Yachts in Newport Harbor set the scene for the expo, which had a theme of "NEPC by the Sea." ... Full story

NEPC by the Sea in Newport, R.I., Part I

09/17/2014 10:18:00 AM
These news items were gathered by Chuck Robinson, assistant copy chief for The Packer, on Sept. 11 at the 15th New England Produce Council Produce and Floral Expo in Newport, R.I. ... Full story

Colombian goldenberry approved for entry to U.S.

09/16/2014 11:59:00 AM
The Colombian goldenberry, also known as uchuva, physalis or Cape gooseberry, is now approved for entry into the U.S. without cold treatment if grown in certain regions, according to a news release. ... Full story

Florida produce convention opens

09/17/2014 2:10:00 PM
NAPLES, Fla. — The Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association opened its 71st annual convention on Sept. 17. ... Full story

Calavo posts record quarterly profit; launches FreshRealm

09/11/2014 9:41:00 AM
Four days after launching the FreshRealm LLC on-demand delivery platform, Calavo Growers Inc. posted record profits for the second consecutive quarter. ... Full story

UPDATED: FFVA joins Fresh from Florida retail program

09/17/2014 5:08:00 PM
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Sept. 18) NAPLES, Fla. — During the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association’s annual convention, attendees learned how a retail promotional partnership could help strengthen the marketing of the state’s produce. ... Full story

UPDATED: California governor signs groundwater management bills

09/16/2014 12:55:00 PM
Despite calls by agricultural interests for vetoes, California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed three pieces of legislation that will implement groundwater management rules. ... Full story

Rene Produce named Mexico’s exporter of the year

09/17/2014 1:07:00 PM
For the second time, family-owned Rene Produce LLC has earned recognition from the Mexican government as exporter of the year. ... Full story
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