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Obama needs to help ag

11/21/2014 10:15:00 AM
As the agriculture industry figures out whether President Obama’s immigration plan is good or bad for it, ag interests could use a little presidential help on other important issues, such as international trade. ... Full story

Sunkist videos offer ‘Citrus Hacks’

11/21/2014 11:52:00 AM
Sunkist Growers Inc. is promoting navel oranges, lemons and grapefruit with a series of four videos dubbed Sunkist Citrus Hacks. ... Full story

Overpricing deflates Peruvian asparagus demand

11/19/2014 2:39:00 PM
Peruvian asparagus importers hope to bounce back from overpricing in November that led to low retail demand for Thanksgiving. ... Full story

Wiggle room needed on sourcing GMO produce

11/21/2014 9:23:00 AM
This morning I saw a release land in my inbox that made me waver on the delete key. Don’t you find yourself in that command mode every morning, with a quick two-second evaluation for each unread e-mail before typically banishing it to the delete folder or, for the lucky few, saving it for further review? ... Full story

From the show floor: PMA Fresh Summit 2014 booths 5

10/31/2014 10:25:00 AM
These news items were collected at Fresh Summit 2014 Oct. 18-19 in Anaheim, Calif., by The Packer’s Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, staff writers Mike Hornick and Vicky Boyd and Western correspondent Tom Burfield. ... Full story

Beachside Produce promotes brussels sprouts, celery

11/21/2014 10:48:00 AM
Beachside Produce LLC expects strong winter holiday demand for two of its top vegetables. ... Full story

High grape prices could go higher

11/19/2014 2:45:00 PM
Lower volumes and an earlier end to the season should mean continued strong demand for California grapes. ... Full story

Florida opens citrus season with high quality fruit

11/21/2014 12:24:00 PM
A better spring bloom is bringing sweeter fruit and Florida citrus growers are looking for a better season than last year. ... Full story

Business updates: Kiwifruit marketing

10/03/2014 9:36:00 AM
Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Specialty Produce added Alex Jackson, daughter of president and chief executive office Karen Caplan, to the sales staff as an account manager. ... Full story

Sysco buys half of Mexico’s Pacific Star Foodservice

11/07/2014 2:44:00 PM
Sysco Corp. is in the closing stages of a deal to buy 50% of Pacific Star Foodservice, a foodservice distributor that serves Mexico’s major metropolitan areas. ... Full story
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