Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Rio Queen Citrus’ Ken Martin dies

Ken Martin, who left a short career as a funeral director and mortician in Missouri to manage what became one of the Rio Grande Valley’s major citrus operations, has died.

Rio Queen Citrus’ Ken Martin dies

Ken Martin, who left a short career as a funeral director and mortician in Missouri to manage what became one of the Rio Grande Valley’s major citrus operations, has died.

Sun World appoints Marguleas CEO, expands fruit research

David Marguleas is the new CEO of Sun World International, succeeding Merrill Dibble, who takes on a new role at parent company Renewable Resources Group.

Always Fresh Farms, Giddings Fruit partner for year-round berries

Berry grower-shipper Always Fresh Farms, Winter Haven, Fla., has entered into a long-term partnership with Giddings Fruit S.A., a berry and cherry grower in Mexico and South America.

CFFA hires director of member services, communication

The California Fresh Fruit Association, Fresno, has hired Courtney Razor as director of member services and communication.

Stater Bros. donates $100K, 150,000 pounds of food this summer

Stater Bros., San Bernardino, Calif., has donated $100,000 and more than 150,000 pounds of fresh produce and other food to food banks in its area this summer.

Sunset’s Sprinkles Tomatoes and Qukes: tiny but mighty

It’s back-to-school time, and Mastronardi Produce’s Sunset brand has new healthy snacks suitable for lunchboxes.

Sun Belle expands berry grower relationships

Sun Belle Inc., Shiller Park, Ill., is expanding relationships with growers following a decision by the Giddings Group, which supplies berries from Mexico and Chile, to market its own berries.

Hazel Technologies secures another $13 million in funding

Hazel Technologies, which has products designed to extend the shelf life of produce, has received $13 million in Series B funding.

Trent Bishop joins J&D Produce as VP of sales

Trent Bishop is the new vice president of sales for J&D Produce, Edinburg, Texas, and its Little Bear Brands line of products.