Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

For some upscale chefs, vegetables are dessert

If the admonishment “no dessert until you eat your vegetables” still haunts you from your childhood, you’ll be happy to know that you can indulge guilt free when you dine at New York City’s Gramercy Tavern.

PMA switches things up for foodservice show

A different schedule, a mobile app to match buyers and sellers and a series of a la carte education sessions are just a few of the new features at the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference and Expo.

Overall foodservice sales strong despite summer lull

Summer may not be the busiest season for foodservice sales, but most suppliers report steady business even as schools close and families take off for vacation.

April NRA survey shows slight dip in restaurant outlook

The latest monthly survey of U.S. restaurant operators showed a slight decline in their business outlook compared to the previous study, but there was some positive news.

Limoneira Co. to show new campaign

Santa Paula, Calif.-based Limoneira Co. will feature its new campaign — Taking a Healthy Stand — at the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference and Expo in Monterey, Calif.

Domestic chili peppers shine in summer

Chili peppers may be available from Mexico year-round, but summer is the time for U.S. peppers to shine.

Crown Jewels volume rises 30%

Crown Jewels Produce Co. LLC, Fresno, Calif., expects to increase its table grape volume by 30% this season after adding some new growers, said salesman Stephen Thomason.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes

Bari Produce to increase volume

Bari Produce LLC, Madera, Calif., will increase its volume of some table grape varieties added last year from a small group of core growers, said Justin Bedwell, president.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes

Pouch bags are package of choice

Pouch bags have become the No. 1 choice for packing table grapes, but most California grower-shippers say they also pack a certain amount of clamshell containers.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Packaging

Hronis Inc. adds storage space

Delano, Calif.-based Hronis Inc. has completed a 30,000-square-foot cold storage addition for table grapes, said Pete Hronis, senior vice president of sales and marketing.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes