Loading…

FPFC holds Southern California membership luncheon

2A-KRISTYN--Travels-With-Mai-Tai-Tom---1-1CERRITOS, CA — The annual Southern California Fresh Produce & Floral Council membership luncheon featuring the City of Hope drew a huge audience of produce professionals to the Sheraton Cerritos Hotel here on Wednesday, Aug. 6.  Through donations, rebate programs and raffle tickets, the Food Industries Circle produce and floral division raised more than $211,000 for the City of Hope, a world leader in the research and treatment of cancer and other serious diseases.

Umina Bros. Produce received the City of Hope Spirit Award for its tireless efforts.  Dino Iacovino of Altar Produce gave an emotional speech about the City of Hope and how it was integral in his wife’s successful battle against cancer. He also described his own cancer journey and the modern technology that saved his life.

In addition, the City of Hope’s Dr. Raynald Samoa told the audience about the importance of nutrition and exercise, and how both are paramount in the prevention of cancer, diabetes and other diseases.

Strong season for Summer Citrus from South Africa
Summer Citrus from South Africa anticipates a strong 2020 season as the first vessel of the year makes its way to the United States this week. Easy peeler clementines will be the first fruit to arrive this month at the New York port. More easy peelers and some Navel oranges will follow with the first conventional vessel Read More ...
Gold Coast produce boxes keep things fresh while consumers shelter in place
In response to shelter in place orders due to COVID-19, Gold Coast Packing, a leading grower, shipper and processor of fresh produce, partnered with sister winery Costa de Oro to offer local residents produce boxes as a convenient and safe way to pick up essential produce. Since mid-March, Gold Coast has sold over 600 Read More ...
Alberto Obregon joins Vision Import as director of global procurement
Vision Import Group, an Importer of fresh produce servicing North America and specializing in limes, lemons, mangos and pineapples, as well as various other seasonal offerings, announced the hiring of Alberto Obregon as director of global procurement, where he will manage and maintain relationships with the company’s Read More ...
Giant Food announces new president
Ira Kress has been appointed president of Giant Food, effective immediately. “Ira has been a dedicated leader for Giant Food for 36 years and we are proud to appoint him to this role,” said Kevin Holt, president of Ahold Delhaize USA. “Ira has been serving as interim president of Giant Food since last summer, and he has Read More ...
Industry Viewpoint: Strengthen communications in challenging times
Effective and good communication is at the heart of every sound leadership and management practice. From establishing clear expectations, setting big picture goals, building company culture down to fostering accountability, communication is always at the core of effective leadership. Clearly messaged, trusted Read More ...

Market Watch

the source pro-act

Western growing regions getting hit by rain, cooler temps

floral pulse