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FPFC holds Southern California Golf Tournament

06---REBBL---1More than 165 produce professionals donned sunscreen on a scorching hot day Aug. 21 and teed off in the annual FPFC Southern California Golf Tournament at Tustin Ranch Golf Club.

The team from West Pak Avocado (Chad Miller, Susie Rea, Heath Shoup and Felipe Villa) took home first place honors. Bill Laliberte of WJL Distributors was closest to the pin on two holes, while Justin Whitcomb of Del Monte Fresh Produce and Adam Sides of Rainfield Ranch each recorded closest to the pin scores on the other two Par 3s. Longest drive for men went to Mike Nunez of Sonora Farms, while Jessica Luna of Pablo’s Produce won for the women. Jimmy Castro of Bristol Farms won for Most Accurate Drive.

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 ...

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