Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Robinson Fresh Daily ‘Dos: ripe avocados throughout the week

Robinson Fresh is taking the guesswork out of choosing avocados that will be ripe throughout the week with a four-pack of fruit at different stages of ripeness.

New CPS study focuses on ag water in Arizona, Texas

The Center for Produce Safety is funding its first research project to study the effectiveness of water used for irrigation and other uses in agriculture.

Apeel adds offices, executives as company goes global

Apeel Sciences, Santa Barbara, Calif., is opening offices in Mexico, the Netherlands and Peru.

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RealEats America, a meal kit company focused on healthy foods, received the $1 million top prize in the inaugural Grow-NY competition.

California association donates salad bars to Salinas area schools

Students at two high schools in the Salinas, Calif., area will have more options for healthy food with the donation of salad bars from the Grower-Shipper Association Foundation, Salinas. 

RPC tests confirm IFCO’s cleaning, sanitizing process

Testing from an independent laboratory has confirmed that IFCO’s cleaning and sanitation process on reusable plastic containers effectively remove or deactivate pathogens.

Talk of trade issues dominates FPAA convention

Whether it was tariffs, or the possibility of increased duties on imported Mexican tomatoes, there was a common enemy of border trade that figured into discussions at the FPAA Convention: uncertainty.

The Packer, Alibaba.com offer e-commerce seminar

The Packer and Alibaba.com, one of the largest online commerce sites, are offering a free web seminar on steps produce companies can take to sell their products online.

Pacific Trellis starts shipping premium grape line in December

Pacific Trellis Fruit, Los Angeles, has a new line of Dulcinea brand seedless grapes.
Nov 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Grapes, #Peru

Longtime Index Fresh CEO Dana Thomas plans to retire

Dana Thomas, CEO of avocado marketer Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., plans to retire in 2020.