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Western Fumigation introduces Western PurClean
Changing times bring innovation. Accordingly, Western Fumigation has innovated with a new service to answer arising concerns for disinfecting food businesses and the offices... Read more
Holt Logistics enjoys broad expansion
Traditional perishable cargoes, such as bananas, Chilean fruit and summertime citrus continue to help the Ports of the Delaware River flourish, according to Leo Holt, president... Read more
Delaware Ports key to Eastern Propak’s success
Eastern Propak, a cold-storage warehouse with repacking and bagging capabilities, offers 9,000 pallet positions and 27 loading doors, and is situated only minutes away from... Read more
Top Brass continues to expand grape options for its customers
With the fresh table grape harvest now underway in the San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield, CA-based Top Brass produce is showing off its expanded volume of newer varieties with... Read more
Sundale Vineyards offers ‘house pack’
Sundale Vineyards and its marketing arm, Sundale Sales, is one of the few remaining California table grape grower-shippers that offers “house-packed” table grapes to its... Read more
Grapeman Farms touts newer varieties
Great Green and Jack’s Salute, two of the newer varieties from independent breeding programs, are being touted this summer by Grapeman Farms as the grower-shipper launches... Read more
Manfredi’s New Jersey extension construction needs expansion
For several years Manfredi Cold Storage & Distribution Inc., based in Kennett Square, PA, has waited for the right time to expand its operations to a strategically- important... Read more
Organics Unlimited sees spike in organic banana sales
Mayra Velazquez de León co-founded Organics Unlimited in 2000 with a mission to provide North American customers with the best quality organic bananas and tropical fruits. It’s... Read more
Berry People sees significant jump in supplies
As Berry People LLC matures in its third year in business, the Hollister, CA-based company is experiencing a significant uptick in its supplies of the four main berry types,... Read more
Sun Pacific continues to expand organic grape program
Sun Pacific, one of the larger fruit growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley, continues to expand its organic grape program and is anticipating a very good 2020 season. “We... Read more
Wada Farms organic programs continue to grow
Organic programs for potatoes and other products at Wada Farms Marketing Group LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, continue to grow larger every year amid ongoing work to develop ever-better... Read more
David J. Elliot & Son expects window of opportunity for California pears
David J. Elliot & Son – Stillwater Orchards has been farming pears since the 1860s. It is one of the last family-owned and operated pear growers and shippers in California,... Read more
Marketing matters to increase sales of pears
California pear farmers are preparing to harvest a crop of fresh pears in early July. After two years of late harvest timing, the 2020 California pear harvest appears to... Read more
Organic mushrooms 'skyrocketing' for Mother Earth
Operating out of 53 growing houses in West Grove, Oxford and Landenberg, PA, Mother Earth LLC continues its strong legacy in the organic mushroom industry, despite facing... Read more
Demand and production of garlic on the rise
Garlic has been one of the items that has seen a spike in sales as the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, has resulted in more people cooking at home with the pungent bulb a relatively... Read more
Lakeside Organic Gardens introduces organic Fioretto
Lakeside Organic Gardens has added a new and uniquely organic commodity to its stable of products, organic Fioretto, also commonly known as flowering cauliflower. “We believe... Read more
U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council kicks off National Blueberry Month celebration
The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council will launch its ode to blueberries with 1,000 broadcast TV segments that will begin airing across the country on July 1. Blueberries will... Read more
A new global entry in cherry breeding and commercialization
Malling Cherry Ventures is the joint venture between NIAB EMR of Kent in England, their funding partner Berry Gardens Growers Ltd and the Associated International Group of... Read more
Rivermaid Trading Co. projects nice demand for Bartletts
With more than 4,000 acres of pears, Rivermaid Trading Co. is one of California’s largest and most experienced pear growers, packers and marketers. The Lodi-based company... Read more
The California Pear Advisory Board is anticipating a successful summer season
July is a special time for the California Pear Advisory Board. It marks the start of the state’s pear season, which means those delicious and healthy fruits are ready to... Read more

Christopher Gerlach joins USApple as director of industry analytics
The U.S. Apple Association announced that Christopher Gerlach will join the organization as director of industry analytics. Gerlach has a wealth of experience in public policy research and economic analysis for large, mission-driven organizations. Gerlach comes to USApple from the International Council of Shopping Centers Read More ...
Raley’s names new corporate leader
Raley’s announced the promotion of Laura Croff to senior vice president, people. Croff is responsible for all aspects of Raley’s human resources strategy, including talent management, leadership development, labor relations, compensation and benefits. She will work closely with the executive committee to ensure Raley’s Read More ...
Farm Direct Supply reveals fresh new logo and website
Farm Direct Supply, a leader in the fresh asparagus supply chain, has unveiled a new logo and website. This is the first stage of an extensive rebranding initiative. This initiative coincides with the recent changes in the company’s internal structure, along with the hiring of General Manager Chris Horrell earlier this Read More ...
The change to ignite your pear category
Stemilt is looking to rename a striking red pear and the company is looking for help. “It’s almost time to harvest pears, and there’s one pear with a name that just doesn’t do its features justice,” said Brianna Shales, senior marketing manager at Stemilt. ”This pear’s flavor profile is explosive, the color is striking and Read More ...
Big Y extends price freeze
Big Y World Class Market  has extended its price freeze and, although prices could go down and sales will continue, the list has also been expanded from 10,000 to 15,000 everyday grocery items, including grape tomatoes, avocados and raspberries. The hold on prices will now extend to Sept. 2. Big Y operates 71 supermarket Read More ...

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