Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

TV ‘shark’ offers tips, ProteoSense wins PMA tech challenge

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Robert Herjavec of TV’s “Shark Tank” offered suggestions on adapting to changing technology and helped select the winner of a $100,000 investment from SVG Ventures at Fresh Summit.

Fresh Summit panel jumps into ‘hot’ industry issues

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The title of a morning “Experience Extensions” session at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit on Oct. 17 was “What’s Hot and What’s Not in Produce Science & Technology.”

Procacci offers foodservice box

Philadelphia-based Procacci Bros. Sales Corp. has a solution for foodservice customers who don’t need a standard 40-pound box of bananas.

Organics Unlimited focuses on education efforts

The focus at San Diego-based Organics Unlimited this year is on educating buyers, retailers and ultimately consumers about its fairly traded GROW — Giving Resources and Opportunities to Workers.

Sales rising for Oke USA Fruit

Sales are on the rise for West Bridgewater, Mass.-based Oke USA Fruit Co., which markets Equal Exchange Produce, said Angelica Hicks, banana category lead.

Earl’s Organic Produce moves away from plastic

The biggest banana-related trend at Earl’s Organic Produce in San Francisco is a move away from plastic packaging, said Jonathan Kitchens, fruit buyer.

Keep consumers in mind to boost consumption

CERRITOS, Calif. – It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day business of selling produce, Lauren Scott, chief marketing officer for the Produce Marketing Association, told Fresh Produce & Floral Council members.
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Ceickor graduates ag students

Ceickor University, Querétaro, Mexico, has just graduated its first class of students

Simonian adds pomegranate bin options

Bulk bins of pomegranates have been a popular offering from Simonian Fruit Co., Fowler, Calif., for quite a while, said Jeff Simonian, sales manager. But this year the company is adding more options.

California citrus industry opens lab to fight against HLB

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — California has a new weapon in the fight against Huanglongbing, the devastating citrus disease also known as HLB.