Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Jeremy Galfield joins Pete Pappas & Sons

Wholesaler Pete Pappas & Sons Inc., Jessup, Md., has hired Jeremy Galfield as director of national accounts.

BBC Technologies debuts packing line equipment for small fruit

BBC Technologies, a segment of Tomra Food, has expanded its CURO system to focus on packing fruits under 40 millimeters (about 1.5 inches).

Mission kicks off Emeralds in the End Zone promotion

Mission Produce has a Super Bowl promotion plan — Emeralds in the End Zone — focusing on 2- and 3-pound bags of “beautifully-blemished avocados.”
Dec 11, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados

Thaddeus Barsotti to receive Organic Grower Summit award

Thaddeus Barsotti of home-delivery service Farm Fresh To You is the recipient of the Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year award.

Collard greens supplies down for the holidays

Effects of hurricanes has greatly reduced the availability of collard greens in the holiday season.

California grape shippers breaking volume records

California table grape growers are shipping record amounts as their season nears an end.

Sunrise Fresh doubles cooler space at Mississippi facility

Sunrise Fresh Produce, Jackson, Miss., has doubled its cooler space to 66,000 square feet at its headquarters.

Cosmic Crisp apples to launch with $10 million campaign

Cosmic Crisp apples is asking consumers to “Imagine the Possibilities” with a $10 million marketing and branding campaign from the company that helped launch Pink Lady brand apples.
Dec 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

Romaine traceback in outbreak involves many farms, distributors

The Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into an E. coli outbreak has identified numerous potential sources of the pathogen, suggesting no single farm, processor or distributor is involved.

Ontario groups provide fresh produce for the holidays

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association is working with Ontario Food Terminal wholesalers to offer Toronto-area families healthful food through the Christmas FoodShare program.