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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

Doing what I say might be easier with food coach

01/26/2015 9:56:00 AM
Have you ever been accused of not practicing what you preach? Most likely so, if earn a living in the produce industry. My now adult daughter has jabbed me with the assertion over the years that I talk a good game about the importance of fruits and vegetables, but more often then not, dad gravitates towards, chips, burgers, cookies, etcetera. ... Full story

Asian food safety officials react to Bidart Bros. apple recall

01/22/2015 5:02:00 PM
Although only one company’s gala and granny smith apples are under recall in the U.S. because of links to a deadly listeria outbreak, officials in at least one foreign country have restricted the entry of all U.S. grown galas and granny smiths. ... Full story

Markets reopen after winter storm

01/28/2015 7:41:00 AM
The lights are on again and business was slowly returning to normal for two major Eastern U.S. wholesale markets after a severe winter storm shut down trading on Jan. 27. ... Full story

Sales vet joins Misionero Vegetables

01/26/2015 5:25:00 PM
Rick Dacey has been named to oversee Misionero Vegetables accounts in the Midwest, East Coast and Eastern Canada. ... Full story

Rodale jumps off the deep end with Organic Life

01/23/2015 9:46:00 AM
The last issue of Organic Gardening magazine lays on my desk. The cover is a somber brown sepia-tone image of J.I. Rodale, founder of the magazine in 1942. ... Full story

Say Hola to Amigos

11/14/2014 12:59:00 PM
HEREFORD, Texas — About an hour from Amarillo, in the Beef Capital of the World, the first ground-up Amigos store offers a fresh look at retail for United Supermarkets LLC. The Lubbock-based company opened the store in late August. It’s the fourth under the banner, but the first to feature the Amigos vision from inception, says Juan Enchinton, business director of Hispanic initiatives. ... Full story

Wal-Mart Canada expanding

01/22/2015 2:53:00 PM
Wal-Mart Canada plans to open 11 supercenters by Jan. 29, bringing the chain’s store count in Canada to 280 supercenters and 114 discount stores. ... Full story

GALLERY: Lucky’s taps Sprouts, Sunflower veteran

01/06/2015 5:10:00 PM
Boulder, Colo.-based Lucky’s Market has a new president, one familiar to many in the company. Steve Black, former vice president of operations, chief information officer and chief marketing officer for Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market joined the company as president in early January. ... Full story
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