Tom Burfield

Tom Burfield

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.

Big increase in Florida citrus volume

Florida's orange growers are expected to ship 6.4 million boxes of grapefruit and 1.2 million boxes of tangerines this season.

Stemilt unveils easy display unit

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers LLC unveiled an Easy Pallet Display this fall for its Artisan Organics apples, said Brianna Shales, communications manager.

4Earth Farms revamps packs

Los Angeles-based 4Earth Farms has responded to consumer research by making a “soft branded packaging change,” said Mark Munger, vice president of sales and marketing.

Dole expands its salad kits line

Dole Food Co., Westlake Village, Calif., expanded its salad kit line in 2018, said Bil Goldfield, director of corporate communications.

Chelan to boost SugarBee volume

Chelan Fresh Marketing, Chelan, Wash., plans to increase the volume of its proprietary organic SugarBee apples this season.

CCOF plans annual conference

Organic Generation — The Next Era is the theme of the annual meeting and conference of Santa Cruz-based California Certified Organic Farmers, set for Fresno, Calif., on Feb. 26-27.

New organic items trending

Watermelon radishes, proprietary apple varieties and snack-size veggies are just a few of the latest offerings available from innovative organic produce grower-shippers.
Jan 15, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer, #Organics