Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Village Farms distributes healthful snacks at fundraiser

Village Farms, Heathrow, Fla., participated in the 15th Annual Cars for the Cure fundraiser for the American Lung Association, handing out snacking tomatoes to the crowd.

Manter machines combine into single unit for multiple bag sizes

Netherlands-based Manter International B.V. showcased its new bag placer and semi-automatic bagger at Berlin’s Fruit Logistica recently.

Trend of fewer fresh apples in storage continues

The apple industry had 78.9 million (42-pound) bushels of fresh-market apples in storage as of Feb. 1, 12% less than the same time in 2018, and 7% off the five-year average.
Feb 12, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Apples

Wonderful’s Halos promotion thinks inside the box

When it comes to snacks, Wonderful Citrus wants parents to know Halos “checks all the boxes:” healthy, convenient and prep-free.

PMA names womens’ leadership events theme: I WILL

The Produce Marketing Association’s Center for Growing Talent is launching a new year of leadership development for women, with the theme “I WILL” for Women’s Fresh Perspective events.
Feb 11, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PMA, #People

JOH announces hires for New England, Mid-Atlantic divisions

JOH, Billerica, Mass., has hired Christine Boettcher as an account executive in the New England division, and Christine DiGirolamo as an account manager in the Mid-Atlantic division.

U.S. Apple asks for USMCA ratification, end to tariffs

The U.S. Apple Association, which represents a specialty crop significantly affected by retaliatory tariffs, asked President Trump for action on trade issues on the night of his State of the Union address.
Feb 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Exports, #Apples

Emerson releases new in-transit tracker

Emerson is releasing the GO Real-Time Flex Tracker, which monitors the ambient temperatures, relative humidity and pulp temperature readings for fresh produce in transit.

Bipartisan group seeks end to tomato agreement with Mexico

Florida legislators have gathered bipartisan support from dozens of House and Senate colleagues in a push to terminate the suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers.

Wholesum displays new brand message, packaging

HOLLYWOOD, FLA. — The new contemporary “look and feel” of Wholesum was on display at The Packer’s Global Organic Produce Expo.