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Cecelia kicks off cara caras in early December

Cecelia Packing Corp. expects to ship cara cara navel oranges from the first week of December into April.

Kingdom Fresh Farms names GM

Kingdom Fresh Farms has named a new general manager.

High celery, cauliflower prices may linger

Retail buyers hoping for some price relief on celery and cauliflower may have to wait a few more weeks.

Baloian Farms upgrades website

Baloian Farms has launched a redesigned website that includes new recipes plus information about the Baloian family and the company’s history.

U.S. Apple hits Facebook milestone

U.S. Apple Association fans on Facebook topped 50,000 recently, achieving a goal association officials have been chasing the past year. The milestone represents a 30% increase in the association’s fans in one year.

PMA Fruittrade lures 2,100-plus to Chile

sociation Fruittrade Latin America convention and expo Nov. 12-13 in Santiago, Chile.

Frieda’s stickers Green Dragon apples again

Frieda’s Specialty Produce is once again labeling its Green Dragon apples with stickers that distinguish them from other green apples.

Gilroy earns produce broker award from JOH

Linda Gilroy, an account executive for food broker JOH, Billerica, Mass., is the Mid-Atlantic Produce Broker of the Year for her work with Ventura Foods.

Andrew Smith taps sales, procurement manager

Andrew Smith Co., Salinas, Calif., has added Dudley Brinan to its staff as sales and outside procurement manager.

Avocados from Mexico promotions roll on

Retailers have ordered more than 9,000 co-branded display bins in the Avocados from Mexico promotion, “Hungry for Football,” that began in September and runs through Dec. 15.

Mucci mislabeling case hits pre-trial stage

The criminal case against the Mucci companies and executives involving alleged labeling of Mexican produce as having been grown in Canada continues to move through the Canadian courts with a closed-door meeting set for Jan. 21.

Yerecic Label awarded for innovation

Art Yerecic, Yerecic Label president, recently received the Converter of the Year award from the Tag and Label Manufacturers Institute during the group’s annual meeting.

United Fresh names senior marketer

Mary Coppola has been named senior director of marketing communications for Washington, D.C.-based United Fresh Produce Association.

USDA lifts PACA sanctions on KSP Enterprise

KSP Enterprise Inc. has satisfied a reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture news release.

Blueberry demand strong through December

Import blueberry markets should remain strong through December, and port woes on the West Coast could add more pressure.

Dozens sick in 10 states but no recall from sprout grower

Despite 63 people in 10 states contracting salmonella infections traced to a New York City supplier of fresh sprouts, Wonton Food Inc. has not issued a recall and federal officials apparently haven’t asked for one.

Columbia Marketing questions consumers on QR code use

Quick-response codes can be useful in a wide variety of applications because of their storage capacity and easy readability, but questions remain over their effect on consumers.

Report shows decrease in workers, increase in wages

Workers directly hired by farmers declined 10% in October and wages were up 1%, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture farm labor report.

Sunkist videos offer ‘Citrus Hacks’

Sunkist Growers Inc. is promoting navel oranges, lemons and grapefruit with a series of four videos dubbed Sunkist Citrus Hacks.

Idaho potato display contest runs twice as long

The Idaho Potato Commission is doubling the length of its annual retail display contest.

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