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Corby joins Save Mart

04/17/2014 6:24:00 PM
Jim Corby joined Modesto, Calif.-based Save Mart Supermarkets as its director of produce. ... Full story

High asparagus prices could go higher

04/10/2014 2:43:00 PM
High asparagus prices could go even higher, shippers said in mid-April. ... Full story

USDA restricts PACA violators, lifts sanction

04/18/2014 9:21:00 AM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failure to pay reparation awards issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a news release. ... Full story

OG Packing shows off 72-lane optical cherry sorter

04/11/2014 7:18:00 PM
Stockton, Calif.-based OG Packing, which last year installed a 40-lane optical cherry sorting system, showed off its latest 32-lane sorter at the grower-shipper's annual grower lunch, April 10. ... Full story

Canadian retail powerhouses address trends

04/10/2014 7:53:00 AM
VANCOUVER — Five Canadian retail heavyweights shared the stage April 3 at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s convention for a panel discussion, and moderator Reggie Griffin estimated they represent 80% of the buying power of fresh fruits and vegetables on store shelves across the country. ... Full story

UPDATED: Full plate for buyers, sellers as CPMA comes West

04/09/2014 1:14:00 PM
VANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Canadian Produce Marketing Association backed its Live Healthy, Eat Fresh theme for this year’s convention and trade show with a new push to increase produce consumption and sales. ... Full story

Stern Produce receives defense supply contract

04/14/2014 1:38:00 PM
Phoenix-based Stern Produce Co. has been awarded a maximum $16.625 million contract to supply fresh fruits and vegetables to military units, civilian agencies and schools supplied by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and reservations in Arizona. ... Full story

Ag water conundrum eludes resolution

04/17/2014 4:40:00 PM
BALTIMORE — All presenters at a Food Safety Summit session on agricultural water agreed grower-shippers need to use safe water in their operations, but they also agreed there isn’t absolute science to backup proposed water regulations from the Food and Drug Administration. ... Full story

Gold Coast Packing hires regional sales manager

04/15/2014 6:31:00 PM
Gold Coast Packing Inc., Santa Maria, Calif., has named Terry Kuhel regional sales manager. ... Full story

Fourth prison term ordered in Adams Produce fraud

04/10/2014 12:32:00 PM
The former general manager of the Adams Produce Inc. distribution center must serve seven months in federal prison for his role in a scheme to defraud the government by overcharging for fresh produce for schools and the military. ... Full story
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