Long-time Twin City produce companies H. Brooks & Co. and its affiliates, and J&J Distributing are being acquired and consolidated into a new company, known as New Harvest Foods, helmed by industry veteran Ron Carkoski.
Greenhouse grower Mastronardi Produce is partnering with an entrepreneur noted for building well-known tequila and hair care brands in a venture to promote high-density farming systems across the globe.
AWG is bringing together its division operations, merchandising, and distribution and logistics functions in one supply chain unit for 2019, one of several changes the company expects to deliver more value to customers.
Although Hurricane Michael caused damage to crops in the Florida Panhandle, the central and southern parts of Florida, where the vast majority of the fall produce is grown, were not directly affected by the storm.
After sanctioning Tustin, Calif.-based Sarita Ranch Provission Inc. in March, the USDA has now filed an administrative complaint under the PACA alleging a much larger amount owed produce sellers.