Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Goodbye, generic UPCs, as produce shifts to specific codes

Starting in 2020, new generic Universal Product Codes will not be issued for produce in the U.S. and Canada, with company-specific codes taking their place.
Nov 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Packaging, #CPMA, #PMA, #CPMA

US Foods names Lipman as produce supplier of the year

Foodservice distributors US Foods, Rosemont, Ill., has named Lipman Family Farms, Immokalee, Fla., as its 2019 Supplier of the Year for produce.

Organically Grown meeting focuses on purpose over profit

What began as a way for the Organically Grown Co., Portland, Ore., to focus on “purpose over profit into perpetuity” is gaining ground as a movement that places an emphasis on values-aligned ownership models.

Nature Fresh celebrates 20th anniversary, adds employee benefit

Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario, celebrated its 20th anniversary with a new benefit for its workers.

Ohio State forum focuses on food safety science, policy

The Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention at The Ohio State University has scheduled a food safety forum.

Fresh Summit: an educational platform for Arctic apples

Okanagan Specialty Fruits Inc., Summerland, British Columbia, used the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit to share the company’s latest developments.

Proseal America honor recognizes hiring of veterans

Proseal America, the Richmond, Va., company that specializes in tray sealing equipment, has been recognized for its hiring of veterans.

Sunkist adds Matt Shekoyan as VP of strategy

Sunkist Growers, Valencia, Calif., has hired Matt Shekoyan as vice president of strategy.

Oppy promotes Steve Roosdahl to VP of operations

Steve Roosdahl, who has been with The Oppenheimer Group for 24 years, has been promoted to vice president of operations.

Turning waste into biodegradable polymers earns AgSharks win

A company that can take waste and turn it into resins that can be used to make biodegradable polymers earned $500,000 in seed funding at the Western Growers 2019 AgSharks Competition.