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Super Bowl coach Dick Vermeil to keynote Global Organic Produce Expo

The Packer’s inaugural Global Organic Produce Expo features legendary football coach and Super Bowl winner Dick Vermeil as keynote speaker for its event Jan. 25-27 in Hollywood, Fla.   In addition to his successful football coachingShow More Summary

NewStar hires, promotes industry veterans

NewStar Fresh Foods has announced a number of new hires and promotions as the company positions itself for growth. NewStar Fresh Foods has announced a number of new hires and promotions as the company positions itself for growth.

Village Farms employees volunteer at Orlando food bank

In the wake of Hurrican Irma, employees of Village Farms International, Heathrow, Fla., volunteered at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida in Orlando, Fla., according to a news release. In the wake of Hurrican Irma, employees...Show More Summary

Irma fails to darken FFVA turnout, discussions

AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — It was not an agenda item at the Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association’s annual convention, but Hurricane Irma wasn’t far from anyone’s minds after the devastation it wreaked on the state several weeks before. AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. Show More Summary

The Packer sales staff makes key additions

Two experienced saleswomen joined The Packer staff, and two other staffers earned promotions in late September. Two experienced saleswomen joined The Packer staff, and two other staffers earned promotions in late September.

Fowler Packing leadership passes baton

Justin Parnagian and Leland Parnagian have been appointed as Fowler, Calif.-based Fowler Packing’s CEO and president, respectively. Justin Parnagian and Leland Parnagian have been appointed as Fowler, Calif.-based Fowler Packing’s CEO and president, respectively.

FPAA to host Nogales baseball clinic

Children in Nogales, Ariz., will have the opportunity to be coached by professional baseball players at a baseball clinic Oct. 7-8 organized by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas. Children in Nogales, Ariz., will have the opportunity to be coached by professional baseball players at a baseball clinic Oct. 7-8 organized by the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.

Fusion Marketing president chosen as BrandStorm panelist

Steven Muro, founder and president of Los Angeles-based Fusion Marketing, was selected as a featured panelist for the Nov. 14 BrandStorm event in San Francisco. Steven Muro, founder and president of Los Angeles-based Fusion Marketing, was selected as a featured panelist for the Nov. 14 BrandStorm event in San Francisco.

Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association 2017 Convention

The Florida Fruit and Vegetable Association met Sept. 25-27 on Amelia Island. While the damage caused by Hurricane Irma wasn't far from anybody's mind, the agenda focused on other important topics, including labor and NAFTA,

Roger Schroeder to retire from Stater Bros.

Roger Schroeder, longtime vice president of produce for Stater Bros. Markets, plans to retire in January. Roger Schroeder, longtime vice president of produce for Stater Bros. Markets, plans to retire in January.

Utah Onions rebrands as Onions 52

After 40 years in business, Utah Onions has changed its name to Onions 52. After 40 years in business, Utah Onions has changed its name to Onions 52.

SEPC auction to fund Hurricane Irma relief

The Southeast Produce Council has set up an auction to fund Hurricane Irma relief efforts after the storm affected many SEPC members. The Southeast Produce Council has set up an auction to fund Hurricane Irma relief efforts after the storm affected many SEPC members.

Apio launches home delivery service

Guadalupe, Calif.-based Apio has launched a delivery service for its Eat Smart products. Guadalupe, Calif.-based Apio has launched a delivery service for its Eat Smart products.

Markon hosts Chef Summit

Chefs took field tours, met with suppliers and collaborated to develop new products during an annual Chef Summit hosted by Markon Cooperative. Chefs took field tours, met with suppliers and collaborated to develop new products during an annual Chef Summit hosted by Markon Cooperative.

Wal-Mart testing delivery ‘straight into your fridge’

Wal-Mart is looking to take home delivery to the next level, with service “straight into your fridge,” according to a news release. Wal-Mart is looking to take home delivery to the next level, with service “straight into your fridge,” according to a news release.

PMA program to prepare new industry hires

The Produce Marketing Association is investing deeper into young talent with a new November event for college seniors. The Produce Marketing Association is investing deeper into young talent with a new November event for college seniors.

Analysts: Albertsons-Plated deal portends more to come

Grocery industry analysts believe more meal kit companies are headed the way of Plated, which was acquired Sept. 20 by Albertsons. Grocery industry analysts believe more meal kit companies are headed the way of Plated, which was acquired Sept. 20 by Albertsons.

California FarmLink receives USDA grant

Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded California FarmLink with a nearly $600,000 grant. Congressman Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded California FarmLink with a nearly $600,000 grant.

Bengard Ranch names GM

Salinas, Calif.-based Bengard Ranch has hired produce industry veteran Steve Koran as its general manager. Salinas, Calif.-based Bengard Ranch has hired produce industry veteran Steve Koran as its general manager.

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