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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more
Consalo Family Farms adds produce veterans to head import division
Consalo Family Farms/Freshwave Produce has hired Brad Cantwell and Pepe Martinez to its produce family. Together they bring a combined 65 years of experience in the fresh... Read more
Quebec Distributing facilitating produces boxes to charities
When Marvin Quebec, president of Oakland, CA-based Quebec Distributing Inc. initially heard about the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farmers to Families Food Box Program,... Read more
Meijer opens five supercenters in the Midwest
Meijer has opened five supercenters across the Midwest. Located in Manitowoc, WI, Sycamore, IL, Bad Axe, MI, and Brimfield and Lorain, OH, the 159,000-square-foot stores offer... Read more
Well•Pict digital retail kit to heat up summer sales
Well•Pict Berries launched its Well•Pict Digital Retail Kit, a promotional tool to help its retail partners increase their online berry marketing efforts. The kit will include... Read more
Stemilt to host Virtual Cherry College webinar
Stemilt is bringing its in-person cherry education experience to the computer screen for the inaugural Stemilt U: Virtual Cherry College webinar. The 60-minute webinar will... Read more
Fresh Thyme partnership brings same-day delivery to the Midwest
Specialty retailer Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is partnering with Shipt, making it more convenient to conquer healthy living goals. Customers in 30 metro areas across... Read more
A bridge too Pharr: $3.7M of meth found in produce
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility intercepted $3.7 million worth of alleged methamphetamine that... Read more
Albertsons' Jim Donald: Organics a driver for continued retail growth
Blockbuster sales of organic fresh produce and a spike of in-home eating will continue to propel strong retail growth over the next 18 months, according  to Jim Donald,... Read more
Target adds a fast and safe way to get groceries
Target shoppers can now purchase fresh and frozen grocery items via its Order Pickup and Drive Up services at more than 400 stores. The expansion of the enhanced service... Read more
Three sales veterans join Generation Farms
Generation Farms has expanded its sales team. Randy Bolhuis, Steven Johnson and James Towell all joined the leading grower shipper of organic and conventional onions, watermelon,... Read more
Bushwick Commission mourns industry veteran David Gray
Produce industry veteran David Gray of Bushwick Commission Co. Inc. died Friday, July 3 in Delray Beach, FL, after battling cancer. Mr. Gray was 81 years old. The passionate... Read more
PMA unveils details on Foodservice: Delivered general and breakout sessions
Produce Marketing Association is dishing out some intriguing food for thought during its first-ever Foodservice: Delivered virtual event July 20-24. The online gathering for... Read more
FreshXperts team expands, adding a big industry personality
FreshXperts has added a new team member, Dan Avakian, to the group of expert produce industry consultants. Avakian is well regarded in the fresh produce industry throughout... Read more
NEPC reschedules golf tournament
After much consideration, the New England Produce Council's board of directors has decided to reschedule its 24th annual golf tournament from Tuesday, July 21, to Tuesday,... Read more
Publix grows farmer-focused initiative
The Publix initiative to support farmers and families across the Southeast has reached a new milestone. Two and a half months after launching, more than 5 million pounds of... 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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