Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Fyffes ditches plastic with paper bands on organic bananas

Fyffes is introducing a new band for banana bunches as a significant step in reducing packaging.

Chelan Fresh offers new cherry packaging, displays

As the Washington cherry harvest nears, Chelan Fresh has new packaging for its conventional and organic cherries.

CMI joins Stemilt in marketing Skylar Rae cherries

CMI Orchards will join Stemilt Growers as the exclusive marketers of Skylar Rae brand cherries when they become available in mid-June.

AGRO adds to U.S. cold storage with Cool Pak purchase

Cool Pak Solutions, a Port of Long Beach, Calif., cold storage and repack operation, has been purchased by AGRO Merchants Group, a cold storage and logistics company.

California Giants’ Chef Invitational competitors chosen

California Giant Berry Farms has chosen the chefs who will participate in its second-annual Chef Invitational competition.

Booth registration open at Organic Grower Summit

Registration is now open for exhibit booths at the Organic Grower Summit.

Bayer funds salad bar programs in California schools

Bayer has pledged to donate $30,000 to the United Fresh Start Foundation to provide salad bars to four elementary schools in the Rosedale, Calif., school district. 

USDA restricts businesses for PACA violations

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has restricted four companies from operating in the produce industry after not paying for shipments, violating the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.
May 15, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PACA, #USDA

Packaging company Paxiom buys second Las Vegas  facility

The Paxiom Group, whose companies specialize in packaging automation, has purchased its second facility in Las Vegas.

Promotion features mushrooms as (Side) Delights

Side Delights value-added potato products are promoting mushrooms with A Week’s Worth of Yum, highlighting them in recipes.