Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Pro*Act names Cultivating Change farm grant recipients

Pro*Act has chosen 14 recipients for the latest round of Cultivating Change Local Farm Grant Program, boosting their food safety, sustainability and wholesale readiness efforts.

Food safety company PSSI rebrands sister company

Food safety-sanitation provider PSSI has rebranded sister company Packers Chemical Inc. as PSSI Chemical Innovations.

AgroFresh to focus on sustainability, food waste at Fruit Logistica

AgroFresh Solutions Inc., which markets SmartFresh and other products to prolong the shelf life of fruits and vegetables, plans to focus on sustainability and curbing food waste at Fruit Logistica.

Vic Smith, others join Brighter Bites board

Brighter Bites, Houston, recently elected three new board members.

PBH announces new awards to showcase produce consumption efforts

The Produce for Better Health Foundation has new awards to honor industry leaders, dieticians, influencers and promoters of the group’s new Have a Plant consumptions campaign.
Jan 22, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #PBH, #Awards, #People

Tomra Food names new leader

Michel Picandet is the new executive vice president and head of Tomra Food, which designs and makes fresh produce sorting and grading equipment.

Sev-Rend hires Art Vega as VP of business development

Packaging company Sev-Rend, Collinsville, Ill., has hired Art Vega as vice president of business development.

Molly Ringwald promotes Avocados From Mexico during Super Bowl

Avocados from  Mexico is offering a sneak peak of its Super Bowl commercial, featuring avocado fan Molly Ringwald.

Mission Produce start South African avocado partnership

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, is expanding its global avocado network with a partnership to market South African fruit to Europe and Asian markets, including China.

Global Cleantech list names sustainable ag companies

The 2020 Global Cleantech 100 list is recognizing two indoor leafy greens growers, a produce shelf life extension technology and a company that’s placing “farms” in stores and restaurants.