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Bejo introduces next branded veggie: Lettage cabbage

10/27/2014 11:52:00 AM
Taking a page from the Tasti-Lee branded tomato handbook, Bejo Seeds Inc. plans to begin marketing a pointy-headed cabbage under the brand name SweetHeart Lettage. ... Full story

Chiquita vote was 2-to-1 againt Fyffes; execs future unknown

10/30/2014 10:14:00 AM
After their shareholders rejected a merger with Fyffes Plc. by a margin of more than two to one, the Chiquita board of directors unanimously approved a buyout offer of $1.3 billion from two Brazilian companies. ... Full story

Houweling's produces promotional video

10/30/2014 1:44:00 PM
Houweling’s Tomatoes has launched a promotional video, “Mastery Under Glass: From Seed to Harvest,” on its website, www.houwelings.com, and social media. ... Full story

West Mexico volume ramping up

10/28/2014 1:46:00 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — Wind and rain generated by a couple of hurricanes during the growing season could affect some early-season shipments of winter vegetables out of west Mexico, but grower-shippers say most items should recover quickly as the season progresses. ... Full story

USDA sanctions four PACA violators

10/29/2014 4:44:00 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on four produce companies for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a USDA news release. ... Full story

From the show floor: PMA Fresh Summit 2014 booths 5

10/31/2014 10:25:00 AM
These news items were collected at Fresh Summit 2014 Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif., by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, staff writers Mike Hornick and Vicky Boyd and Western correspondent Tom Burfield. ... Full story

From the show floor: PMA Fresh Summit 2014 booths 4

10/31/2014 9:42:00 AM
These news items were collected at Fresh Summit 2014 Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif., by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, staff writers Mike Hornick and Vicky Boyd and Western correspondent Tom Burfield. ... Full story

UPDATED: Fresh Del Monte reports strong third quarter

10/28/2014 10:00:00 AM
(UPDATED CONTENT 11:53 a.m.) Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. posted a net sales increase of 3% and a gross profit increase of almost 40% for the third quarter this year compared to its performance in 2013. ... Full story

Canadians to feel PACA loss

10/27/2014 2:16:00 PM
Canadian fresh produce suppliers haven’t filed any formal Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act complaints since they lost their waiver to non-resident bond requirements, but statistics suggest they may soon will feel the effect. ... Full story

From the show floor: PMA Fresh Summit 2014 booths 6

10/31/2014 10:57:00 AM
These news items were collected at Fresh Summit 2014 Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif., by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, staff writers Mike Hornick and Vicky Boyd and Western correspondent Tom Burfield. ... Full story
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