Vidalia onion industry honored grower Terry Gerrald and Vidalia Onion
Business Council manager Bob Stafford recently, and celebrated the 20th
anniversary of the marketing order for Georgia's signature vegetable.Gerr
Mark Engwall has been promoted to chief financial officer of A. Duda & Sons Inc., Oviedo, Fla., the parent company of Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc., Duda's fresh division.Engwall, who joined Duda in 1989, was Duda's vi
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Feb. 9) Brawley, Calif.-based Five Crowns Marketing expects to increase sweet corn sales by more than one million units after forming a partnership with Prima Bella Produce Inc., a Tracy, Calif. compa
Tariffs on U.S. agricultural exports to Mexico over the past 11 months are weighing on sales, and a coalition of industry advocates and sympathetic Democratic lawmakers are pushing the Obama administration to solve the
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Jan. 21) Bakersfield, Calif.-based Sun World International LLC returns to the fresh tomato industry by joining forces with Santa Sweets Inc., Plant City, Fla., and its signature grape tomatoes.
Chilean Avocado Importers Association marketers recently visited Chilean avocado groves and packinghouses to learn first-hand about the industry."The members of this team are an integral part of CAIA's success," said Jo
(UPDATED COVERAGE, 1:28 p.m.) In the week it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy Eurofresh Inc. reorganized its executive team.President and chief executive officer Dwight Ferguson Brian McLaughlin, chief financial offi
Recent citations by the U.S. Department of Labor to blueberry farms and farm labor contractors in Michigan and New Jersey, along with a recent segment on a popular TV news program, have shone a spotlight on an ugly issu
(UPDATED COVERAGE, 12:03 p.m.) United Potato Growers of Idaho has lost its leader, and now the organization is considering whether or not to stay in business.Jerry Wright, chief executive officer of the Idaho Falls-base
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Oct. 23) W. Newell & Co., the fresh produce wholesale distribution company launched by Supervalu in 2005, is being realigned with one of the company's regions, eliminating the role of W. Newell's
South Florida can now claim to have the world's largest guacamole serving.Owners of Homestead, Fla.-based Fresh King Inc. organized the attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the biggest tub of guacamole.
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Oct. 13) ANAHEIM, Calif. The Packer editorial staff gathered the following news items Oct. 3-5 on the show floor at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit 2009. This is the second of three p
ORLANDO, Fla. The founder of a leading garlic shipper and marketer had never seen or eaten the vegetable when he started the operation that helped transform the way garlic was sold in the nation's supermarkets. Today,