Chris Koger

Chris Koger

Dole has new recipes for Mickey’s B-Day

Dole Food Co. is releasing more Disney-themed recipes in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday on Nov. 18.

Fruit fly quarantine covers Southern California ports

A part of Los Angeles County, including the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports where a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are imported into the U.S., is under quarantine for Mexican fruit fly.

Tonya Hill joins London Fruit in retail role

London Fruit, Pharr, Texas, has hired Tonya Hill as retail development manager in sales.

Durell Strouse joins North Shore Living as sales manager

North Shore Living has hired Durell Strouse as sales manager.
Nov 09, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #People

Fresh Express Pumpkin Panzanella, chopped Caesar kits to stores

Fresh Express is rolling out two salad kits nationwide.

Mexican avocados vanishing in the U.S.

If a grower’s strike in the Mexican state of Michoacan doesn’t end soon, Mexican avocados will all but disappear from store shelves and menus by Thanksgiving, according to importers.

Onions 52 celebrates rebranding, upgrades website

A year ago, Utah Onions Inc. celebrated its 40th anniversary, and took that milestone as an opportunity to refresh its brand, with a new name and logo, as Onions 52.
Nov 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Onions

‘Nutrition Diva’ starts ‘Faces of Farming’ podcast

Monica Reinagel, aka The Nutrition Diva, has launched a podcast that focuses on fresh produce growers and other agriculture industries.
Nov 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

United Fresh opens nominations for retail produce manager awards

The United Fresh Produce Association is accepting nominations for the 2019 Retail Produce Manager Awards Program.

USDA imposes sanctions on Peisel Markets, other businesses

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on four produce businesses for failing to pay reparation awards issued through the Perishable Agriculture Commodities Act.
Nov 06, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #PACA, #USDA