Chris Koger

Chris Koger

California valencia orange crop on par with past season

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting the California valencia orange crop at 19 million 40-pound cartons.

Bonduelle Fresh Americas hires general counsel

Bonduelle Fresh Americas, formerly Ready Pac Foods, has hired Monica Johnson as general counsel to its executive committee.

Dole’s ‘Captain Marvel’ campaign honors teachers

As “Captain Marvel” arrives in movie theaters March 8, Dole is celebrating off-screen female “superheroes” as well with its Powering the Hero Within campaign.

Longtime Florida salesman Stu Monaghan dies

Stu Monaghan, whose 30 years in the produce industry was focused on sales and management roles in the southeast, died Feb. 26. He was 52.

Ocean Mist opens scholarship applications

Ocean Mist Farms, Castroville, Calif., is seeking student applications for its fourth annual scholarship program.

Mission Produce Ready to give avocado shoppers ripeness choice

Mission Produce Inc. is Ready to give consumers the choice to buy avocados that are ready to eat now and/or in 2-3 days with a new ripening and merchandising program.
Mar 05, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados

C.H. Robinson acquires Spanish logistics company

C.H. Robinson has acquired The Space Cargo Group, Madrid, expanding its logistics reach with an emphasis on air and ocean shipping.

Tasteful Selections promotes happiness through small bites

Tasteful Selections’ Small Bite Campaign's new theme is happiness.
Mar 04, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Potatoes

Sweet! Bailey Farms expands DulceFina pepper acreage

Bailey Farms, Oxford, N.C., is expanding acreage of its DulceFina peppers in response to consumer demand.
Mar 01, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail

Campbell Soup to sell Garden Fresh Gourmet

Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., plans to sell fresh salsa, hummus and soup company Garden Fresh Gourmet to an affiliate of Fountain of Health USA, which also makes hummus and other dips.
Feb 27, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail