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Kids 360 raises $30,000 for cancer

JOH’s charity Kids 360 participated in the 37th annual Pan-Mass Challenge, raising more than $30,000 for Pan-Mass Challenge’s donation to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Key Technology promotes sales support manager

Key Technology, Walla Walla, Wash., has promoted Bert Switten from digital sorting sales support manager for North America to area sales manager for central and northern California.

Retiring Brazilian PMA pioneer honored

During PMA’s 2016 Fresh Connections: Brazil, Adriana Prado received honors for her service as the PMA Brazil Country Council’s chairwoman.

Former PMA board president John Martin dies

Former Produce Marketing Association board president John Martin died Aug. 22 at the age of 94.

Quebec Produce Marketing Association convention

MONTREAL — The Packer’s Cynthia David attended the Quebec Produce Marketing Association’s annual convention Aug. 18-20, which included everything from cooking demonstrations, an Oktoberfest night and industry veterans passing on wisdom to a younger generation.

Texas Green Squash Cassoulet wins chef’s contest

Squash helped a chef win the Farm to Table Chef’s Taste Challenge second annual competition at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans.

Guac growth spikes as football season nears

With the kickoff of NFL and college football in September, it should surprise nobody that avocado and guacamole sales are expected to rise, and they will, according to a news release from Avocados From Mexico.

Urban Produce preps for expansion overseas

Irvine, Calif.-based Urban Produce has moved into the second phase of its expansion initiative by hiring Optivest Investment Banking.

Giant Food introduces fresh meal kits in some D.C.-area stores

Fresh meal kits by Landover, Md.-based Giant Food are coming to eight stores in the Washington, D.C., area.

Mann Packing hires food safety director

Mann Packing Co. recently hired Greg Komar as director of food safety and product quality.

PROACT hires vice president

Produce supply-chain management company PROACT recently hired Kristie Waters as a third vice president of client development, a newly created position.

JOH hires account manager

JOH hired a new account manager for the Great Lakes Region in industry veteran Jeremy Reed.

Taylor Farms, Golden State Foods donate backpacks, supplies

Taylor Farms and Golden State Foods have provided backpacks filled with school supplies to every registered first grader at four elementary schools in Salinas, Calif.

Taylor Farms donates backpacks to grade schools

For the sixth year in row, Taylor Farms employees partnered with Golden State Foods to donate backpacks and school supplies to first graders at four Salinas, Calif., elementary schools.

Legion Logistics ranked #513 on Inc. 5000 list

Legion Logistics LLC, a third-party logistics provider based in Florence, Ky., ranked #513 on the Inc. 5000 list, which rates the fastest-growing companies.

New York Supermarket pays PACA debt

New York Supermarket Inc. satisfied a reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

Organics see growth wave continue in 2015

With produce leading the way, consumption of organics set a record in 2015, but marketers say even better times lie ahead for the category because of younger consumers with increasing buying power.

CarbAmericas hires new sales staff member

Fresh fruit and vegetable importer CarbAmerica added Troy Mesa to its in-house sales staff.

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