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Celery joins Josie’s Organics line

Braga Fresh Family Farms has introduced sleeved celery and celery hearts to its lineup of products under the Josie’s Organics label.

Amerifresh has new senior vice president

Amerifresh Fresh Produce Solutions has a new senior vice president of sales and marketing, Tim Meissner.

Spud truck to log 19,000 miles in 2014

The Idaho Potato Commission’s giant potato on wheels is gearing up for another tour.

Sakata Seed America in merger

Sakata Seed America Inc. and Alf Christianson Seed Co. are merging under the Sakata name.

California produce broker dies at 77

Bakersfield, Calif., produce industry veteran Karen Carlson died April 7. She was 77.

Fisher Nuts wins Gold Reggie award

John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc., Elgin, Ill., parent company of the Fisher Nuts brand, received a Gold Reggie Award in the packaging innovation campaign category at the Brand Activation Association awards show.

FirstFruits adds produce export salesperson

FirstFruits Marketing, Yakima, Wash., hired Jose Armando Munguia as a produce export salesperson. Munguia will be based in the Yakima office and will focus on sales to Mexico and Central America.

Vidalia onions now available; legal battle continues

Vidalia onions are on the road to retailers, but the route to market has been anything but smooth as legal wrangling about the official start date pitted a grower and Georgia’s agriculture commissioner against each other.

Food safety poll ‘votes’ show liability should be shared

BALTIMORE — Retailers and third-party auditors should be held liable in foodborne illness outbreaks along with growers and packers when circumstances show they dropped the ball, according to an informal poll at the 16th annual Food Safety Summit.

PSA could threaten Chilean kiwifruit

A vine disease that caused widespread damage to New Zealand kiwifruit is now on the radar of Chilean kiwifruit growers.

Zoomin Market looks to redefine grocery shopping

The Zoomin Market has taken the grocery store out of grocery shopping.

Stellar figs to begin early

Stellar Distributing Inc. plans to begin shipping California figs earlier than it ever has.

Markets for smaller limes weaken slightly

Lime markets were still at historic highs in mid-April, but they were showing some signs of coming down.

Dole doubles down on Peel the Love banana tour

Dole Food Co. plans to expand its Peel the Love banana tour this year, adding a second route to run the promotion concurrently in Eastern and Western cities starting Memorial Day weekend.

XRS introduces trip management system

XRS Corp., is launching a trip management system to help add insight into customer’s routes, improve on-time delivery and increase driver productivity.

Promotion board leaders meet in D.C.

A group of U.S. Department of Agriculture promotion board leaders met recently in Washington D.C. for the first time.

F&S achieves SQF certification for fifth time

F&S Produce Co. Inc., has again received Safe Quality Food certification 2000 Level 3, the highest level of SQF certification.

Air treatment systems seeing more use in produce operations

RGF Environmental Group Inc., is increasing its marketing of an air treatment system in the produce sector.

DJ Forry adds to sales staff

DJ Forry Co., Reedley, Calif., has hired Brian Sekeneske as a sales representative.

Simplified Software upgrades produce products

Simplified Software has released upgrades to its produce-specific software packages.

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