Loading…

Golfers tee off at Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament

4-Denise-De-la-RosaRob-DoolanNeome-Neme-Trisha-Rybolt-404The 2017 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament was held Monday, Aug. 28 at the Oasis Golf Club outside Cincinnati. Retail and produce attendees enjoyed an afternoon of golf, networking and remembering Murphy's legacy of service to the industry.  Proceeds from the event benefit the United Fresh Start Foundation, supporting salad bars for schools and the foundation’s other programs and activities focused on increasing children’s access to fresh fruits and vegetables. In previous years, this event has helped the foundation provide salad bars to 16 schools.

The 2017 winning foursome was Brent Beerens of Empire Marketing Strategies, Tim Roark of Acosta Sales & Marketing, Adam Heick of Dole Fresh Vegetables and Brittany Vetter of Kroger. Second place went to the team of Dave Yeager of Farm Fresh Direct, Bob Herdeman of Trimble Harvestmark, Steve Schwager of Chiquita  and Todd Melton of Del Monte Fresh Produce. The third place team consisted of Austin Hansford, Seth Stedke, Lindsay Reeman and Eric Olson of Total Quality Logistics.

New Zealand Envy and Jazz expected to turn heads
The New Zealand apple crop has landed, and retailers and shoppers should expect fresh, large and exceptionally flavorful apples to hit stores in June, enabling high-quality, year-round apple programs from T&G Global. T&G’s New Zealand apple volumes are up compared to last year, with Jazz and Envy driving the program, Read More ...
Western Growers mourns longtime staffer Tom Oliveri
Tom (Tommy O) Oliveri, a longtime Western Growers staffer who retired from the association in January 2018, several months shy of his 40th anniversary, died in his home Thursday morning, May 28. He was 67. Over four decades, Mr. Oliveri demonstrated uncommon dedication to the WG membership, establishing himself as a Read More ...
Homegrown Organic Farms earns EFI certification, shipping labeled product next week
Homegrown Organic Farms announced its certification from Equitable Food Initiative for its California-grown, organic stone fruit.  This certification demonstrates Homegrown Organic Farms’ dedication to the improved lives of its direct employees and all those associated with their organization.  EFI-labeled product will Read More ...
Magic Sun hires new sales operations director
Magic Sun, a leading hydroponic tomato grower in Mexico, is seeing strong growth and increasing interest in its program to deliver high-quality, year-round greenhouse-grown product. Alejandro Santander, vice president of sales and operations and one of the original founders of Magic Sun, indicated that the overall tomato market Read More ...
Buehler’s names new EVP of sales and marketing
Buehler’s Fresh Foods, a leading supermarket chain in northeast Ohio, promoted Mike Davidson to the position of executive vice president of sales and marketing. In Davidson’s new role his responsibilities include oversight of all current sales and merchandising departments, marketing, customer insights, central kitchen Read More ...

Market Watch

the source pro-act

Western growing regions getting hit by rain, cooler temps

floral pulse