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With summer in full swing and fresh fruits and vegetables in season, Stop & Shop is telling its customers that there is no better time to stock up and enjoy locally grown produce. In partnership with more than 41 farmers, an array of farm fresh produce grown within nearby communities can now be found at all Stop & Shop stores. Among the popular local produce items that are currently in season and available at Stop... Read more

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Representatives from C.H. Robinson and the company’s newly rebranded produce division, Robinson Fresh, will talk about innovations in the foodservice arena during this year’s Produce Marketing Association Foodservice Conference & Expo at Booth No. 75. “C.H. Robinson and Robinson Fresh representatives will be available to talk with visitors about the effort... Read more

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Bland Farms sweet potatoes join Vidalia Brands lineup  along with new value-added sweet onion products
Delbert Bland is an onions and potatoes kind of guy; wife and business partner Sandra Bland is the dreamer of the two, thinking of new ways to put what her husband grows and markets to use. And while Bland Farms LLC of Glennville, GA, has become a famous name in the onion world, its subsidiary Vidalia Brands is shaking things up on the value-added and processed... Read more

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Atlanta’s Nickey Gregory Co. hires industry veteran Andrew Scott
Produce industry veteran Andrew Scott has joined The Nickey Gregory Co. LLC, headquartered in Forest Park, GA, as vice president of marketing and business development. Nickey Gregory Co. has experienced phenomenal growth in recent years, adding a second warehouse in Miami, a dedicated tomato operation... Read more

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Eastern Washington cherry and apple crop updates
"Cherry harvest is progressing and the fruit is beautiful with excellent quality," said Dave Gleason, chief horticulturalist for Domex. "We've spent the past 52 weeks preparing for where we are right now, picking. We make every effort to make sure we pick the fruit when its ready and in good condition... Read more