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IFG committed to dynamic performance in grape category
The recent launch of new grape varietal logos by International Fruit Genetics has helped the Bakersfield, CA-based breeder improve clarity in a category where differing names... Read more
 Food Lion aims to make grocery shopping easier
Food Lion is adding additional “Food Lion To-Go” grocery pick up services at 31 new stores in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina beginning Sept. 28. “Expanding... Read more
Strong organic apple and pear growth
Organic apples and pears had the strongest monthly growth Superfresh Growers has recently seen. Both categories were up nearly 30 percent in the month of August. Organic apples... Read more
Ocean Mist Farms debuts new Season & Steam products
Ocean Mist Farms, a leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in North America, launched five new products in its award-winning Season & Steam convenience vegetable... Read more
FDA applauds new public-private relationships
Despite its devastating impact on the world, the coronavirus pandemic bore important lessons for society. But for the FDA, which specific lessons were learned? This was among... Read more
Industry Viewpoint: Enhancing collaboration during a pandemic
For more than a century, United Fresh has served as a conduit in the produce industry, bringing businesses across the full produce supply chain together to build strategic... Read more
Good Housekeeping Magazine Awards 2020 Healthy Snack Award to Wonderful Pistachios
Wonderful Pistachios is pleased to announce that Good Housekeeping Magazine has named one of its newest flavors — Wonderful Pistachios No Shells Honey Roasted — as a... Read more
Leading food retailers cutting food loss and waste in half
A group of the world’s largest food retailers and providers announced that nearly 200 of their major suppliers have committed to root out food loss and waste from the supply... Read more
Demand for mushrooms on the rise during pandemic
Since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, IRI data has consistently shown weekly mushroom sales up by 20 percent or more compared to the same week in 2019. Mushroom demand... Read more
Congressional Representatives’ cooperation fails news ‘narrowcasting’
Jimmy Panetta and Rodney Davis warned that they will not be seen together on national news networks. Why not? After all, they respect each other, they are friends, and they... Read more
Mixing produce and drugs produces a $4M bust
U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Field Operations at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility thwarted a smuggling attempt of alleged cocaine and methamphetamine... Read more
USDA restricts PACA violators in four states
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on four produce businesses for failing to meet contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and... Read more
Oppy expands lineup with Fair Trade Certified Ocean Spray blueberries
Offering Fair Trade Certified produce since 2004, Oppy has generated $4.4 million in premiums in the last half dozen years, and plans to make even greater impact by adding... Read more
Online grocer Farmstead launches 'Grocery OS'
Hot on the heels of Amazon’s “delivery-only” store launch in Brooklyn, online grocer Farmstead announced today that in addition to expanding its own “Farmstead” brand... Read more
PFK announces expansion plans with Healthy Family Project
In an effort to expand its mission to create a healthier generation, Produce for Kids®’ consumer-facing brand is changing to Healthy Family Project. The organization is dedicated... Read more
G&R Farms rolls out new brand identity with redesigned logo
G&R Farms has updated its brand image and logo as part of a new strategic direction to elevate the company’s identity as a leading supplier of sweet onions.    “As... Read more
Southeast Produce Council announces 2020-21 officers
The Southeast Produce Council has announced its officers for 2020-21. They are Harold Paivarinta of Red Sun Farms as chairman of the board of directors, Raina Nelson of Renaissance... Read more
Presidential election the focus of United Fresh session
The U.S. presidential election is growing tighter, according to national pundit Frank Luntz. Luntz, participating in the United Fresh Produce Washington Congress virtual... Read more
SUNSET, Brighter Bites ready to rock PMA’s Fresh Summit
SUNSET and Brighter Bites are joining forces to do some good in the produce world and have some fun while doing so. The two organizations are partnering in a groundbreaking... Read more
Starr Ranch Growers discovers the Emoji for recyclable pouch bags
Starr Ranch Growers is expanding its Emoji character offerings to a new 100 percent recyclable pouch bag. The recyclable pouch is made of high-density polyethylene plastic. ... Read more

IFG committed to dynamic performance in grape category
The recent launch of new grape varietal logos by International Fruit Genetics has helped the Bakersfield, CA-based breeder improve clarity in a category where differing names for the same fruit often persist. “It’s a prescriptive approach,” explained Andy Higgins, CEO of IFG. “Let’s clean it up to help all involved understand what Read More ...
Food Lion aims to make grocery shopping easier
Food Lion is adding additional “Food Lion To-Go” grocery pick up services at 31 new stores in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina and South Carolina beginning Sept. 28. “Expanding this convenient service to additional Food Lion stores is more important than ever,” said Evan Harding, director of digital and e-commerce Read More ...
Strong organic apple and pear growth
Organic apples and pears had the strongest monthly growth Superfresh Growers has recently seen. Both categories were up nearly 30 percent in the month of August. Organic apples were up 30 percent in dollars, while organic pears were up 29 percent in volume. Since COVID-19, organic dollars have been climbing, and this is Read More ...
Ocean Mist Farms debuts new Season & Steam products
Ocean Mist Farms, a leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in North America, launched five new products in its award-winning Season & Steam convenience vegetable line. All five new items are among the top 10 value-added vegetables to post growth in the past year, according to a July 2020 Nielsen Answers on Demand Read More ...
FDA applauds new public-private relationships
Despite its devastating impact on the world, the coronavirus pandemic bore important lessons for society. But for the FDA, which specific lessons were learned? This was among the questions answered by Frank Yiannas, Deputy Commissioner for Food Policy and Response for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, who was the Read More ...

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