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Melissa’s launches new products

10/21/2014 11:06:00 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles-based World Variety Produce Inc., which markets under the Melissa’s brand, took advantage of its annual Produce Trends and New Products presentation at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit to unveil its newest product offerings and reveal the topic of its next self-published book. ... Full story

Compac Sorting installs new Limoneira line

10/21/2014 8:08:00 AM
Limoneira Co., has chosen Compac Sorting Equipment Inc., to install a new packing line. ... Full story

CA Grown builds on tourism partnership

10/21/2014 8:35:00 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Buy California program has been around for nearly 20 years in one form or another to promote crops grown in the state. ... Full story

Industry has opportunity to reframe food waste issue

10/15/2014 10:07:00 AM
Traditional or “mainstream” agriculture has been trying to foster a responsible solution to producing enough food to feed 9 billion people in 2050 using fewer natural resources. ... Full story

Sweet potato ‘steamer’ market continues to heat up

10/13/2014 10:38:00 AM
Bulk sales still dominate in the sweet potato category, but bags are gaining steam, marketers say. ... Full story

Fresh First: Joe Watson, 2014 Produce Retailer of the Year

10/02/2014 4:47:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS — The first Rouses Market only had room for 17 cars in its parking lot and customers would line up along the road to come in and shop. That market opened in 1960, and the Thibodaux-based company has grown its loyal customer base over the past half century through a commitment to its core values, centered around a quote from founder Anthony Rouse Sr. “Two things — Best Quality, Best Price.” ... Full story

Americold opens new Idaho operation

10/21/2014 7:49:00 AM
AmeriCold Logistics LLC has opened a facility in Heyburn, Idaho. ... Full story

The Packer 25: Al Finch

10/17/2014 10:14:00 AM
As a central Florida teenager, Al Finch hated the chore of picking up dead and diseased oranges that fell from his family’s backyard trees. ... Full story

Global trade opportunities abound

10/21/2014 9:31:00 AM
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Global trade, particularly with Asia and Africa, will offer many business opportunities in the coming years, if you know what to look for. ... Full story

ThePacker Podcast

04/17/2014 1:01:00 AM
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