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Castellini selects ex-Chiquita leader

Less than a month after resigning from the post of interim CEO for Chiquita Brands International Inc., Brian Kocher is the chief operating officer for the Castellini Group of Companies.

CPMA expo new products, part 2

These news items were compiled by Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider April 16-17 at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's annual convention and expo in Montreal.

Salinas Valley vegetables tight; berries plentiful

SALINAS, Calif. — April marked the return of the Salinas Valley vegetable deal, with most items back in full production. But it wasn’t as full as buyers hoped.

United Fresh plans Tip Murphy Legacy Golf tourney

The United Fresh Produce Association’s United Fresh Start Foundation is scheduling the 2015 Tip Murphy Legacy Golf Tournament for Aug. 17 near Cincinnati.

China importer receives Mucci Farms cukes

Canadian hothouse cucumbers are finding a warm reception in China.

CPMA expo new products, Part 1

These news items were compiled by Editor Greg Johnson April 16-17 at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association's annual convention and expo in Montreal.

Raisin grower takes fight back to Supreme Court

In a case again argued before the Supreme Court, California raisin grower Marvin Horne is seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation from the government for marketing order rules that he say took his property without compensation.

CPMA targets Half Your Plate at annual expo

MONTREAL — Canadians eat more fruits and vegetables than many countries, including Americans, but Canadian Produce Marketing Association president Ron Lemaire said Canada is the only G7 nation without a government-backed plan promoting produce consumption.

Director of product innovation receives award

Kevin Anderson, To-Jo Mushrooms’ director of product innovation, has received the Research Chef’s Association annual Pioneer Award.

Loblaw director wins Canadian Produce Man of the Year

MONTREAL – Loblaw’s Eric Biddiscombe was named The Packer’s Canadian Produce Man of the Year at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s annual convention April 17.

CPMA awards two in Montreal

MONTREAL – The Canadian Produce Marketing Association honored two members – one a veteran, one a relative newcomer – at its annual meeting April 17.

CanadaGAP executive earns high praise

Heather Gale, executive director for CanadaGAP, earned recognition for her work at the annual Safe Food Canada Symposium earlier this year.

Market Fresh hires human resources director

Market Fresh Produce LLC has a new human resources director, Cassie Anthony.

United Fresh encourages House to hold the line on nutrition

Fresh produce industry leaders are encouraging Congress to stay the course with child nutrition programs while the country’s school nutrition group is asking to serve students information instead of half-a-cup each of fruits and vegetables.

Earl’s Organic hires sales manager, expands reach

Nick Arabian is now heading up sales operations for Earl’s Organic Produce as the San Francisco company expands its reach into Nevada and new regions in California.

Mission Produce hires senior VP

Tracy Malmos is now senior vice president of human resources for Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, Calif.

FPFC Northern California Expo 2015 new products and news

The Packer Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider compiled these news items at the Fresh Produce and Floral Council Northern California Expo in Pleasanton, Calif., on April 8. 

USDA sets inspection fees for 2015

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is keeping charges the same for 2015-16 inspection services.

Allen Lund promotes business development specialist

The Allen Lund Co.’s Rochester, NY, office has promoted Jammi Videan to business development specialist.

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