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UPDATED: Jasmine Vineyards cofounder dies

12/10/2014 10:45:00 AM
Martin Zaninovich, co-founder of Delano, Calif.-based Jasmine Vineyards Inc. and a leader in the California table grape industry at a critical time in its history, died Dec. 9. ... Full story

NC sweet potato volumes up

12/18/2014 1:23:00 PM
North Carolina sweet potato shippers have moved 41% more sweet potatoes thus far this season than last year at the same time. ... Full story

Houston association donates 2.5 million pounds of produce

12/16/2014 1:06:00 PM
The Houston Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Association has donated 2.5 million pounds of fresh produce to the Houston Food Bank. ... Full story

Port strife bites Washington apples

12/10/2014 12:07:00 PM
Washington’s apple industry is losing an estimated $19 million per week to congestion at the ports of Tacoma and Seattle, and some volumes intended for export are hitting the U.S. market. ... Full story

Avocados from Mexico, Old El Paso partner for Super Bowl

12/09/2014 12:58:00 PM
Avocados from Mexico is partnering with salsa maker Old El Paso for a Super Bowl promotion. ... Full story

Florida, eastern ports of entry facilitate shipments to U.S.

12/18/2014 2:20:00 PM
Ports serve as the gateways to the U.S. for produce arriving from Central America and the Caribbean, and shippers credit them for living up to their roles as logistics facilitators. ... Full story

Banana promo 101: Build your successful display

04/08/2002 12:00:00 AM
(April 8) Want to increase sales of the No. 1 item in your produce department? Then try your hand at banana promotions. Suppliers say that putting the top-selling produce item on sale draws traffic to your department and leads to additional produce scans. ... Full story

USDA offers new insurance option for produce

12/15/2014 10:43:00 AM
New crop insurance options are available for growers of fruits, vegetables, mushrooms and other specialty crops. ... Full story

From the show floor: New York Produce Show and Conference 1

12/05/2014 10:28:00 AM
Greg Johnson, Editor of The Packer, collected these news items on Dec. 3 at the New York Produce Show and Conference. ... Full story

Book tells story of Katie’s Krops

12/18/2014 11:03:00 AM
Katie Stagliano, founder and director of Katie’s Krops, recently published a children’s book detailing the story of her youth-run garden program. ... Full story
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