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Tight supplies pressure sweet potato markets

08/21/2014 12:00:00 PM
Southern sweet potato shippers are set to enjoy a strong market to start the season this fall, with tight supplies creating high demand. ... Full story

Midwest Expo sets sights on Minneapolis

08/13/2014 8:44:00 AM
CHICAGO — If variety is the spice of life, Minneapolis will be the hot sauce for the Midwest Produce Expo in 2015. ... Full story

Jim Pandol & Co. launches organic Sweet Babies

08/19/2014 5:01:00 PM
Jim Pandol & Co. is making its Sweet Babies grapes available in certified-organic format. ... Full story

New cantaloupe offers blend of flavor, shelf life

08/13/2014 4:39:00 PM
WOODLAND, Calif. — Dynamic is the first in a line of new non-slip western shipper cantaloupe varieties from Syngenta Vegetable Seeds bred with both the retailer and consumer in mind. ... Full story

Stemilt adopts Rushing Rivers pear label

08/21/2014 10:55:00 AM
Rushing Rivers is the new label for all Stemilt Growers LLC conventional pears, as the company brings attention to the fruit from one of the world’s premier growing regions. ... Full story

J&C Tropicals hires product developers

08/18/2014 2:47:00 PM
Miami, Fla.-based J&C Tropicals has recently hired Luis Cintron and Allan Sanchez. ... Full story

Watsonville Coast Produce marks 40 years

08/20/2014 12:29:00 PM
Watsonville Coast Produce Inc. plans to mark its 40th anniversary with a Sept. 27 festival for employees and partners. ... Full story

Limoneira invests in Chilean lemon packer

08/19/2014 2:07:00 PM
Santa Paula, Calif.-based Limoneira Co. has entered the Chilean agricultural market with a $1.75 million investment in La Serena-based Rosales S.A., a citrus packing, marketing and sales operation. ... Full story

Local and organic meant little to these consumers

08/15/2014 9:41:00 AM
CHICAGO — If only the audio guys at conventions were able to add sound effects to presentations. I’d have added one of those screeeech record scratch-type noises when our Midwest Produce Expo consumer panel participants told me they don’t really shop for local produce. ... Full story

Flavor takes center stage at Sakata

08/14/2014 9:11:00 AM
WOODLAND, Calif. — Talk to most of the product managers and breeders of Sakata Seed America Inc.’s warm-season crops, and some of the first words out of their mouths will likely be about flavor or taste. ... Full story
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