Chris Koger

Chris Koger

David Arana joins Jacobs Farm Del Cabo

Organic vegetable and herb grower Jacobs Farm Del Cabo, Santa Cruz, Calif., has hired David Arana as strategic sourcing manager.

Jim Knutzon leads SCS’ Food and Agriculture division

Jim Knutzon has been promoted to oversee the SCS Global Services’ Food and Agriculture Division.
Jan 07, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

Tom Nunes V named president at The Nunes Co.

The Nunes Co., Salinas, Calif., has elected Tom Nunes V as president of the company.
Jan 07, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

Youth charities benefit from Opal apple sales.

FirstFruits Marketing is using the appeal of Opal apples to fund youth groups through the Youth Make a Difference Initiative.

Tasti-Wee grape tomatoes appearing in grocery stores

Tasti-Lee Tomatoes are now available as a grape tomato snacking variety, marketed as Tasti-Wees.

Jan 04, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Tomatoes

Giorgio purchases Country Fresh Mushroom Co.

Fresh mushroom grower-shipper Giorgio Fresh Co. is acquiring Country Fresh Mushroom’s packing and distribution/sales operations, through subsidiary Giorgio.

Fresh Concepts promotes Patricia Jimenez

Patricia Jimenez has been promoted to director of national contracts at Fresh Concepts Inc., Murrieta, Calif.

Jan 02, 2019 by Chris Koger #Foodservice, #People

Pear-a-Palooza contest features Northwest pears

Albert’s Fresh Produce is promoting pears with Pear Bureau Northwest, through Pear-a-Palooza contents.

Questions on romaine losses continue in Canada

Canada’s Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corp. has received numerous calls from companies importing U.S. romaine regarding who’s responsible for losses in the E. coli outbreak in both countries.

California citrus growers avoid freeze damage

Temperatures in California’s Central Valley dipped as low as 27 degrees recently, but no damage is expected and orange growers say the cold can lead to better flavor and fruit quality.