Amy Sowder

Amy Sowder

AgroFresh VP joins USDA-backed advisory council

Ann Beaulieu, vice president of research and development and regulatory at Philadelphia-based AgroFresh Solutions, will join an advisory council focused on improving access to nutritious foods and reducing food waste.

Pear Bureau Northwest offers how-to school foodservice videos

One of Pear Bureau Northwest’s newest initiatives as it ramps up outreach for the pear season is a series of tutorial videos providing pear ripening, serving and nutritional tips to professionals in schools.

Wonderful Pistachios launches new flavors to no-shell category

Los Angeles-based Wonderful Pistachios added two new flavors to its Wonderful Pistachios No Shells offerings: chili roasted and honey roasted.

National Potato Council meeting draws almost 150 industry leaders

Almost 150 potato growers and industry leaders met at the National Potato Council’s summer meeting in Wisconsin Dells, Wis., to discuss industry policy priorities. 

Brighter Bites founders chosen as ‘cool’ food industry members

Six founders of companies largely devoted to fresh produce made the cut in Business Insider’s Food 100 — placing them alongside world-renowned celebrities.
Jul 26, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #People

Monterey Mushrooms introduces pre-sliced big bags for foodservice

Monterey Mushrooms will introduce a 40-ounce bag of pre-sliced white mushrooms to foodservice customers at the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference and Expo.
Jul 24, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Foodservice, #Mushrooms

Monterey Mushrooms launches ‘Burger Love’ sweepstakes

Monterey Mushrooms is asking consumers to show their “burger love” by creating a mushroom-inspired burger and sharing a photo to win prizes.

Wonderful Pistachios receives SnackNation award

SnackNation named Los Angeles-based Wonderful Pistachios Roasted & Salted as the Best Nut or Trail Mix of 2019 in its data-driven SnackNation Insights Awards competition. 

Centerline CEO joins chef convention’s first female symposium

Tracy Smith, cofounder and CEO of St. Augustine, Fla.-based Centerline Brackets, a steel support brackets manufacturer, will speak at the American Culinary Federation’s inaugural women’s symposium.

Sage Fruit Co. participates in racecar charity event

Sage Fruit Co. is a presenting sponsor of racing legend Tony Stewart’s Kartapalooza event where fans can race head-to-head with Stewart, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers Kyle Larson and Ricky Stenhouse Jr.