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Stronger U.S. dollar encourages imports

01/29/2015 12:17:00 PM
A 25% drop in the value of the Canadian currency versus the U.S. dollar over the past two years has made U.S. fresh produce imports more expensive north of the border but boosted prospects for Canadian fruit and vegetable exporters. ... Full story

Titan Farms to expand peach packhouse

01/27/2015 5:36:00 PM
An expansion to Titan Farms’ peach packing facility that will include a new packing line is expected to be completed by mid-May. ... 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

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

Oppy expands strawberries, Eat Brighter! packaging

01/21/2015 5:04:00 PM
The Oppenheimer Group plans to increase its strawberry volume in 2015, and has begun shipping all berry types in clamshells featuring Sesame Street characters under the Eat Brighter! label. ... 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

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

Easterbrook to take helm at McDonald’s

01/29/2015 6:13:00 PM
Steve Easterbrook, senior executive vice president and chief brand officer of McDonald’s Corp. is the new president and chief executive officer of the Oak Brook, Ill.-based company, effective March 1. ... Full story

Produce Alliance raises funds for children’s hospital

01/27/2015 3:39:00 PM
Chicago based-Produce Alliance LLC, is leading in fundraising for the annual “Aon Step Up for Kids Challenge.” ... Full story
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