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Sykes Co. plans expansion of Palo Alto Organics

The Sykes Co., Rio Rico, Ariz., is marketing hard squash from Mexico under the Palo Alto Organics brand.

Nov 14, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Organics

Italian SunGolds extend Zespri’s kiwifruit season

As Zespri kiwifruit celebrates a successful consumer campaign, the company is expanding availability of its SunGold variety.

McInerney to retire from Western Growers in March

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Western Growers executive Matt McInerney plans to retire in March.

Val Verde Vegetable Co. boosts Mexican onions

McAllen, Texas-based Val Verde Vegetable Co. Inc. is growing its Mexico onion program, said Kurt Schuster, vice president of Mexico and finance.

USDA lowers Florida orange estimate slightly

The U.S. Department of Agriculture adjusted its estimate for the Florida orange crop to 77 million boxes, down 3% from October.

Grow Farms Texas expands peppers, cucumbers

Donna, Texas-based Grow Farms Texas LLC is working on expanding its green bell peppers and cucumbers to year-round availability, said Tommy Wilkins, director of sales and business development.