Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

Well-Pict plants two new strawberry varieties

Well-Pict Inc., is trying out two new proprietary strawberry varieties in Southern California.

Success Valley strawberries going year-round

Success Valley Produce LLC, Oxnard, Calif., is focusing on expanding its strawberry operations to be year-round and producing in all the U.S. growing areas, said Backus Nahas, director of marketing.

Tight strawberry supplies should improve by Easter

Southern California growers anticipate tight supplies of strawberries for Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, but there should be an abundance of the fruit by the time Easter arrives on April 21.

Westlake’s Andrew Bivens heads FPFC for 2019

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Fresh Produce & Floral Council will continue to focus on its four-year-old Apprentice Program and possibly expand its educational platform to include more experienced industry members.
Jan 28, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Produce Retail, #Floral

Sun Pacific plans Cuties promotion

Cuties brand mandarins from Sun Pacific Shippers Inc. will host a Sweeter with You promotion on social media in February.

Sunkist rolls out Lunar New Year box

As more consumers turn to citrus to help them celebrate the Lunar New Year Sunkist Growers Inc. has introduced a 2019 limited edition Year of the Pig gift carton for navel oranges.
Jan 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer

Limoneira markets organic lemons

Limoneira Co. is packing and marketing organic lemons year-round.

LGS Specialty is now BRC certified

LGS Specialty Sales Ltd, now is BRC (British Retail Consortium) certified, according to a news release.

Cecilia Packing hires salesman

Jim Saavedra, most recently with Sun Pacific Shippers Inc., Pasadena, Calif., has been hired as a salesman at Cecelia Packing Corp.

Texas movement gaining ground

Weather was a pain for Texas citrus growers as the 2018-19 season got underway.