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NC Sweetpotato Commission considers branding program

The North Carolina Sweetpotato Commission is planning to launch a branding program for sweet potatoes grown in North Carolina.

Awards recognize TMD’s redesign of Del Rey Avocado website

Fallbrook, Calif.-based Del Rey Avocado’s spring 2018 website redesign by TMD Creative has received recognition from national awards programs.

Grupo Molina’s Visalia Produce, Fresh Farms merge

Visalia Produce, Kingsburg, Calif., and Fresh Farms, Rio Rico, Ariz., are merging, becoming one sales and distribution company named Fresh Farms.

Port of Savannah adds routes, facilities for chilled produce

The Port of Savannah, Ga., has added East-West routes to its chilled produce business, with new services to Europe and Asia.

Dole sponsors NEPC meeting at Greater Boston Food Bank

New England Produce Council members recently pitched in to sort and pack food at the Greater Boston Food Bank.

Highbush blueberry group seeks members, alternates

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council’s Blueberry Promotion, Research and Information order is seeking new members.

Natural Delights Medjools line expands with chopped dates

Natural Delights Medjool dates brand has a new snack offering, Chopped Medjool dates.

Robinson Fresh’s Jim Lemke plans 2019 retirement

Jim Lemke, who joined C.H. Robinson in 1989 and has led its Robison Fresh division since it was established, is planning to retire this year.

Kool Logistics opens Los Angeles office

Kool Logistics LLC, based in Nashville, has opened a full-service office in Los Angeles.