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Idea Garden Marketing educates the industry on digital marketing
Idea Garden Marketing hosted its second annual Digital Marketing University for Produce Professionals class this fall. Course graduates participated in a five-week online webinar series designed to educate produce professionals on how to connect with their target audiences and increase sales through the use of digital marketing.John Avola Topics covered this semester included social media, digital advertising, website best... Read more

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Since the first days of October when Texas grapefruit began being harvested, the market has been in a demand exceeds supply situation. Trent Bishop, who is vice president of sales for Lone Star Citrus Growers in Mission, TX, told The Produce News on Oct. 10 that “we’ve had a really, really nice start to the season. The external quality is good, degreening... Read more

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Hadley Date Gardens Inc. in Thermal, CA, sells a wide assortment of date packs and both of the major varieties of the fruit, but Vice President of Operations Sean Dougherty marvels at the sales he gets with the firm’s two-pound value pack. “IRi [scan] data consistently ranks this pack in the top 10 of dried fruit sales,” he said, noting that... Read more


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The Board of Directors of Empire Co. Ltd. announced the appointment of James M. Dickson as chair of the board of director on Oct. 12. Dickson replaced Robert P. Dexter who announced his intention to retire both as chair and as a member of the board at the company’s annual general meeting on Sept.... Read more