Chris Koger

Chris Koger

California grape shippers breaking volume records

California table grape growers are shipping record amounts as their season nears an end.

Sunrise Fresh doubles cooler space at Mississippi facility

Sunrise Fresh Produce, Jackson, Miss., has doubled its cooler space to 66,000 square feet at its headquarters.

Cosmic Crisp apples to launch with $10 million campaign

Cosmic Crisp apples is asking consumers to “Imagine the Possibilities” with a $10 million marketing and branding campaign from the company that helped launch Pink Lady brand apples.
Dec 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

Romaine traceback in outbreak involves many farms, distributors

The Food and Drug Administration’s investigation into an E. coli outbreak has identified numerous potential sources of the pathogen, suggesting no single farm, processor or distributor is involved.

Ontario groups provide fresh produce for the holidays

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association is working with Ontario Food Terminal wholesalers to offer Toronto-area families healthful food through the Christmas FoodShare program.

Pamala Padilla promoted by Golbon

Golbon, a national network of foodservice suppliers, has promoted Pamala Padilla to vice president of procurement.

Idaho Potato Commission hires Alan Kahn as VP of foodservice

Alan Kahn is the new vice president of foodservice for the Idaho Potato Commission, Boise.

Canada adds import rules for romaine from the U.S.

All romaine products — and salad blends not containing romaine — exported to Canada face new standards in the wake of new labeling in the U.S.

Romaine lettuce supplies return in post-purge push

Romaine is slowly making its way back to store shelves following the Food and Drug Administration’s six-day “purge” of all products containing the leafy green.

Florida Citrus Mutual hires Matt Joyner

Florida Citrus Mutual has hired Matt Joyner as director of government relations.