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Roundy’s George Hurst honored as 2014 Mango Retailer of the Year
The National Mango Board has honored George Hurst of Roundy’s Supermarkets as its 2014 Mango Retailer of the Year. Each year, the NMB selects four Model Mango Retailers, one from each region of the United States. All of these retailers are honored for their dedication to supporting the growth of the mango category. The winner was announced at the NMB’s Mango Industry Reception on Oct. 18 during PMA Fresh Summit. The Mango... Read more

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“We experienced a bit of a delayed planting period in both Maine and New Brunswick due to some rain,” Bob Davis, president of Maine Farmers Exchange, headquartered in Presque Isle, ME, told The Produce News. “But the summer growing season was very good. Some areas of Maine had a little dryer weather than others, but here in the [Aroostook] county we got more... Read more

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Lone Star focuses on service
There are some things Trent Bishop, sales manager of Lone Star Citrus Groves in Mission, TX, and one of the company’s founders, just can’t control. One of those is the disposition of his competitors. When Lone Star was formed in 2007, there were a bit more than a handful of packer-shippers in south Texas in the citrus industry.Lone Star’s Texas Sweeties packed... Read more


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Freshway Foods drivers inducted into Million Mile Club
Freshway Foods announced that three of the its drivers have been inducted into the company’s Million Mile Club, which recognizes drivers who have achieved 1 million safe driving miles with the company. Freshway drivers John Lawrence, Mike Bradley and Herb Donahue were honored at a celebration event... Read more


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PMA TV recaps Fresh Summit 2014
Two years after a record-breaking convention in Anaheim, CA, PMA Fresh Summit returned to the city with a new record number of exhibitors and produce industry members from more than 60 countries around the world. Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Read more