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If they were available, large limes (175 size and greater) could return a shipper $110 or more for a 40-pound box. "That's what you could get if you had any," said Ronald Cohen, vice president of sales at Vision Import Group LLC. in River Edge, NJ. "The trouble is, there aren't any." The lime market has been red hot for more than a month because of bad weather in Mexico's lime-producing regions in December. Very cold temperatures... Read more

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Growing conditions ideal for Duda Farm Fresh Foods
Duda Farm Fresh Foods Inc., headquartered in Oviedo, FL, is a leading grower, shipper and marketer of an extensive line of domestic and offshore fresh fruits, as well as fresh and fresh-cut vegetables. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of A. Duda & Sons Inc., also headquartered in Oviedo. In Florida, the company produces major volumes of citrus fruits... Read more

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Henry Avocado’s California harvest to peak at ideal time for customers
For year-round avocado distributor Phil Henry, there’s little distinction between the oncoming domestic harvest and the winding down of the offshore supply. His commitment to consistently provide customers with superior quality fresh avocados and great service is never seasonal. It’s the perennial purpose of Henry Avocado, according to a company press release. Whether... Read more


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Jewel-Osco announced that Scott Hays has been named vice president of operations for the Chicagoland grocery store.  Most recently a district manager with Albertsons LLC’s Southern division, Hays will lead the operations team to support Jewel-Osco’s marketing and merchandising initiatives, including... Read more


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Domex Superfresh Growers' orchard tech
Domex Superfresh Growers continues to innovate with use of GPS-equipped tractors as technology moves from the drawing board to the orchard. Use of GPS allows the tractor to create a planting line within an inch of accuracy. A specialized plant platform pulled behind the tractor opens the ground so trees... Read more