Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Fresh Concepts promotes Patricia Jimenez

Patricia Jimenez has been promoted to director of national contracts at Fresh Concepts Inc., Murrieta, Calif.

Jan 02, 2019 by Chris Koger #Foodservice, #People

Pear-a-Palooza contest features Northwest pears

Albert’s Fresh Produce is promoting pears with Pear Bureau Northwest, through Pear-a-Palooza contents.

Questions on romaine losses continue in Canada

Canada’s Fruit and Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corp. has received numerous calls from companies importing U.S. romaine regarding who’s responsible for losses in the E. coli outbreak in both countries.

California citrus growers avoid freeze damage

Temperatures in California’s Central Valley dipped as low as 27 degrees recently, but no damage is expected and orange growers say the cold can lead to better flavor and fruit quality.

CKF’s Earthcycle packaging competes for Innovation Award

Packaging company CKF, Hansport, Nova Scotia, is one of 10 nominees for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award for a new design of Earthcycle compostable and recyclable packaging for strawberries.

Jeremy Galfield joins Pete Pappas & Sons

Wholesaler Pete Pappas & Sons Inc., Jessup, Md., has hired Jeremy Galfield as director of national accounts.

BBC Technologies debuts packing line equipment for small fruit

BBC Technologies, a segment of Tomra Food, has expanded its CURO system to focus on packing fruits under 40 millimeters (about 1.5 inches).

Mission kicks off Emeralds in the End Zone promotion

Mission Produce has a Super Bowl promotion plan — Emeralds in the End Zone — focusing on 2- and 3-pound bags of “beautifully-blemished avocados.”
Dec 11, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Avocados

Thaddeus Barsotti to receive Organic Grower Summit award

Thaddeus Barsotti of home-delivery service Farm Fresh To You is the recipient of the Organic Grower Summit’s Grower of the Year award.

Collard greens supplies down for the holidays

Effects of hurricanes has greatly reduced the availability of collard greens in the holiday season.