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The California Fresh Fruit Association kicked off its new fiscal year during its 79th annual meeting in Del Mar, CA. The event featured the election of the board of directors and chairman, as well as industry and committee updates. The board of directors is made up of 47 men and women from operations located from as far south as Coachella Valley with fresh table grape vineyards to as far north as Lake County with pear production. David... Read more

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To maximize quality and shelf life, Market Fresh Produce, LLC, is expediting its operation to move its Vidalia onions from field to fork, according to Tyler Phipps. Market Fresh has its business office in Nixa, MO. Phipps is the general manager of the firm’s Monett operation, which opened in November. On March 11, he told The Produce News that Market Fresh... Read more

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Continental Fresh remains committed to serving its customers and community
This past year has been a challenging one to say the least, according to Albert Perez, managing partner of Coconut Grove, FL-based Continental Fresh LLC. “The repeated attack of winter storms has impeded us from generating the sales that we are accustomed to on the East Coast,” he told The Produce News in early March. Despite the challenges, Perez remained... Read more

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Dave Hewitt promoted to 4EARTH FARMS director of national sales
4EARTH FARMS, grower and packer of conventional, organic and specialty produce, announced that  industry veteran Dave Hewitt has been promoted to director of national sales. “Dave has been at 4EARTH for over 12 years and is one of our most experienced and engaged leaders," Mark Munger, vice president... Read more

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Marzetti video series connects to consumers, gives to charities
Marzetti, a leader in refrigerated dressings and produce dips, is reaching out to consumers with a four-part video series. The company will donate up to $5,000 to four different charities in connection with the videos. “Marzetti is about celebrating what’s good in life, like the fresh... Read more