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COMPANY PROFILES

Red River Valley deal  positive for O.C. Schulz
O.C. Schulz & Son Inc. will begin shipping its 2020 Red River Valley potato crop in the third week of October, according to David Moquist, the firm’s secretary-treasurer. The... Read more
NoKota anticipates a good season
The 2020 potato season looks very positive this season for grower-packer-shipper NoKota Packers Inc. Carissa Olsen, president and CEO, and Mike Rerick, vice president of... Read more
Trucco offers kiwifruit 365 days a year
Trucco is a significant player in the kiwifruit industry, establishing strong relationships with growers from many regions around the world. “We started importing and distributing... Read more
Coast Tropical adds Ecuadorian deal
Coast Tropical has significantly increased its mango volume in the United States in the fall/winter period with the addition of a larger growing operation in Ecuador. Isabel... Read more
Panorama Produce primed for South American mango season
Panorama Produce Sales Inc. has been a leader in the mango business for more than 20 years. Fifteen years ago, the company, headquartered in Mamaroneck, NY, saw an opportunity... Read more
Giltner staying the course while also branching out into new business
For more than 30 years, Giltner Inc. has been providing the highest level of service to customers seeking efficient transportation and logistics solutions. And throughout... Read more
Idaho potatoes ‘fly off the shelf’ as more people eat at home
As restaurants and school cafeterias closed across America during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, people had no choice but to eat out less, and that meant going... Read more
Kingston Fresh: Supplying potatoes for fresh-cut fries for 40 years
Supplying potatoes to the foodservice industry, and specifically frying potatoes for operators making fresh-cut fries, is “the strength of our company,” stated Nick Proia,... Read more
Continental Fresh looking forward to Brazilian mango exclusivity
Continental Fresh, based in Miami, specializes in tropical imports from Latin America to retail, foodservice and wholesale customers in the United States. Albert Perez,... Read more
Nash Produce introduces tray packs to retail stores
In an ever-evolving produce industry, Nash Produce is focused on innovation, quality produce and unrivaled service. Throughout its history, the Nashville, NC-based company... Read more
NJDA champions Jersey Fresh
While the New England Produce Council show won’t be occurring in 2020 due to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture knows that... Read more
Honeybear Brands partners with National Honey Board
Many Americans don’t understand that pollinators are responsible for one in three bites of food we eat and their populations are under significant pressure. One partnership... Read more
Kurt Zuhlke & Associates a step ahead of package trends
Kurt Zuhlke & Associates Inc. is a leading innovator of Polyethylene Terephthalate (commonly referred to as PET) packaging for the produce industry. The Easton, PA-based... Read more
Maurice A. Auerbach relies on rich history for success
It takes hard work, dedication and experience to be a success in the produce industry today — especially at a time when the entire industry is facing challenges brought on... Read more
IPC’s international programs respond to coronavirus pandemic environment
In its international marketing programs, as in its domestic programs, the Idaho Potato Commission has made adjustments in response to the new environment brought about by... Read more
Potandon introduces new value-added retail potato product
It was just 18 months ago that Potandon Produce LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, introduced an innovative value-added potato product in the Green Giant Fresh brand called One Step... Read more
Eagle Eye Produce launches new combo bags for Idaho potatoes
Eagle Eye Produce in Idaho Falls, ID, has just introduced a new style retail bag for Idaho red, yellow and russet potatoes in its Harvest Select line. Called combo bags,... Read more
Amid uncertainty in the markets, Wilcox Fresh sees normalcy  in the new potato crop
Foodservice accounts for around 60 percent of business for Wilcox Fresh in Rexburg, ID, and for most of the company’s foodservice customers, business is off by anywhere from... Read more
Idaho russets the backbone of Nonpareil’s business
Nonpareil Farms/Idaho Potato Packers in Blackfoot, ID, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021, has been specializing in russets from its inception, and russets... Read more
Baldor successfully pivots during the pandemic
During the first weeks of the coronavirus outbreak when restaurants and other food institutions were forced to close, Baldor Specialty Foods saw 85 percent of its business... Read more

The Fresh Market holds national hiring event
Specialty grocer The Fresh Market is holding a national holiday hiring event for seasonal and part-time team members. The event will take place at all 159 store locations Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Oct. 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., with qualified applicants receiving on-the-spot interviews. The Fresh Market is Read More ...
$1M COVID-19 relief from The Wonderful Company
The Wonderful Company, which is dedicated to harvesting health around the world, has chosen its first 15 nonprofit organizations and schools in California’s Central Valley, including its largest grantees, the California Farmworker Foundation, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County, and California State University, Read More ...
G&R Farms celebrates milestone with consumer marketing campaign
G&R Farms is celebrating its 75th Anniversary with a new consumer marketing campaign promoting its family’s legacy along with its sweet onions from Peru.  The campaign will feature G&R’s rich history and heritage along with its focus on sustainability with its recent Rainforest Alliance certification. Set to launch during Read More ...
Ball’s Food takes safety to the next level
Ball’s Food Stores announced the certification of 100 employees by the American National Standards Institute and the Conference for Food Protection.  Ball’s Foods employees participated in an intensive, seven-hour training course focused on proper food handling, food preparation and food storage along with food safety and Read More ...
Welcome to Mastronardi Produce's Flavorville
Houston, Orlando, New Orleans, Anaheim, and Atlanta — no matter what city the PMA Fresh Summit is held in, Mastronardi Produce is always known to bring flavor in a big way. This year is no exception. With the PMA Fresh Summit taking to a virtual platform, Mastronardi Produce is inviting the industry to join them in Read More ...

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