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Strong tomato market should carry into January
The fresh tomato market had prices well into the mid-$20s and beyond in early December, and experts expect the demand-exceeds-supply situation to last through the end-of-the-year holiday season. “It’s no mystery, said Joe Bernardi of Bernardi & Associates, a broker specializing in tomatoes from virtually every point of origin. “Florida typically provides 80 percent of the nation’s tomatoes in December. This year they... Read more

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Florida’s culinary evolution fertile ground for produce
Nick Politis, sales manager for Mr. Greens Produce, a Miami-based produce distributor that specializes in servicing restaurants, hotels, country clubs and other foodservice establishments, noted 2017 was another year of growth for the company. In 2017, the company upped its staff to 280 employees, and now operates 70 trucks, 15 vans and a 53-foot rig to transport... Read more

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Northampton already started with outstanding Florida crops
Cheriton, VA-based Northampton Growers Produce Sales Inc. has already traveled a fast road to recovery following the damage it suffered when Hurricane Irma moved northward from the Florida Keys, up the west coast of Florida and into Georgia. On Sept. 10, the storm headed directly into the growing regions of Georgia, where plants were more mature as growers were... Read more


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Capespan North America creates general manager — USA position
Capespan North America has appointed Erin Meder to the newly-created position of general manager — USA. The new position is a senior executive post with general management responsibilities for all of Capespan North America’s U.S. sales and operations. Meder will report directly to the company president... Read more