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Meijer commits $100 million to locally grown produce
As Meijer continues to expand across the Midwest, its commitment to purchasing local produce has also grown to represent an annual economic impact of nearly $100 million. “Meijer has a longstanding commitment to buying locally grown produce when available as long as the quality meets our high standards,” Jerry Suter, vice president of fresh merchandising for the Grand Rapids, MI-based retailer, said in a press release.... Read more

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Innovative filling system gives BBC Technologies an edge
Maintaining top quality while gently packing delicate produce at ever faster speeds is giving New Zealand-based BBC Technologies an edge in the highly competitive fresh produce sector. The company’s latest innovation, the CURO-16 Filling System, has been attracting keen interest at influential events in the United States and around the world this year, ranging... Read more

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Bernard Egan & Co. proudly celebrates 100 years in business
Bernard Egan & Co., headquartered in Fort Pierce, FL, is celebrating 100 years of success as a family-owned-and-operated business growing and marketing fresh citrus. Founded in 1914, the company has provided many generations of customers with high-quality fresh citrus from around the world. “We are very proud to be the largest marketer and shipper of fresh... Read more

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Ocean Mist Farms, based in Castroville, CA, announced the hire of two employees. Jonelle Wong is now operations controller, bringing to Ocean Mist Farms more than 15 years of accounting, financial and administration experience related to agricultural operations and foodservice. She was most recently... Read more

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Karen Brux shares the latest updates on Chilean clementines
The Chilean Fresh Fruit Association’s Karen Brux pays a visit Chile to bring you the latest crop updates on Chilean citrus. Chilean clementines, she notes, will be available May through August, followed by W. Murcotts, which will be available from August through October. Check out the video for more... Read more