Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Consumers Countdown to California Cuties Comeback

California Cuties mandarins are back, and marketer Sun Pacific generated buzz around the fruit’s arrival with a consumer sweepstakes.

Rollandelli, ‘Godfather of Asparagus’ at JMB, dies

Leo Rollandelli, aka the “Godfather of Asparagus” who ran Jacobs, Malcolm, and Burtt for nearly five decades, died Oct. 31. He was 77.

Chilean fruit exporters assess hailstorm damage

The Chilean fruit industry is assessing the damage to stone fruit, cherries, blueberries, kiwifruit and grapes after a Nov. 12 hailstorm.

CORRECTED: retail avocado displays to look different for a while

Mexican avocado shipments will be crossing into the U.S. in earnest Nov. 17, after a late-October growers strike all but dried up the supply chain to retailers and foodservice operators in the U.S.

Steve Church honored with Valley of the World Award

Steve Church, chairman of Church Brothers Farm, Salinas, Calif., was honored with the National Steinbeck Center’s Valley of the World Award.
Nov 15, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

Sykes Co. plans expansion of Palo Alto Organics

The Sykes Co., Rio Rico, Ariz., is marketing hard squash from Mexico under the Palo Alto Organics brand.

Nov 14, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Organics

Jake Gilene promoted to senior VP slot at CHEP USA

CHEP has appointed Jake Gilene to senior vice president of sales and customer service of CHEP USA.

Italian SunGolds extend Zespri’s kiwifruit season

As Zespri kiwifruit celebrates a successful consumer campaign, the company is expanding availability of its SunGold variety.

Avocados From Mexico returns to the Super Bowl

Avocados From Mexico returns to the gridiron again with its fifth Super Bowl ad, a 30-second commercial with an “Always Worth It” theme.

Morning Kiss Organic promotes potatoes, onions

Morning Kiss Organic, Chelsea, Mass., is promoting its onions and potatoes as retailers enter the holiday season.