Tom Karst

Tom Karst

Aldi and FiveStar partner on Cinco De Mayo promotion

Ontario, Calif.-based FiveStar Gourmet Foods is partnering with Aldi for an exclusive Cinco De Mayo promotion on their Family-sized Mexican Salad.

Women in Produce — Brianna Shales

With 11 years and counting at Wenatchee, Wash.-based tree fruit marketer Stemilt Growers, it is hard to imagine that Brianna Shales once didn’t know much about agriculture at all.

Women in Produce — Britt Raybould

Born and raised on a potato farm in eastern Idaho, Britt Raybould is still close to her potato roots today.

Del Monte reports value-added sales up, banana prices down

Fueled by strong sales from the company’s Mann Packing business, Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. said net sales increased in the first quarter of 2019.
May 02, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

Robinson Fresh expects more limes

Mexico’s supply of limes will start increasing around mid-May as the harvest transitions from the winter crop to the spring crop, said Michael Castagnetto, vice president of sourcing for Robinson Fresh.

Stemilt guides retailers with Fast Facts on Cherries

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers is helping retailers prepare for a long season of cherry sales.

Viva Fresh draws big crowd

Any way you measure it, attendees and exhibitors said the April 25-27 2019 Viva Fresh show was a success.

Hazel Technologies launches Hazel Cherry product

Chicago-based Hazel Technologies Inc. has launched Hazel Cherry, a new post-harvest technology for fresh cherries.

USDA scientists say Chinese citrus imports okay

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is taking comments until July 1 on a pest risk analysis that could open the door for citrus imports from China.
Apr 30, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus

Panel urges tomato industry to be prepared for disruptions

SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Painful changes are coming soon in how Mexican tomatoes are sold to U.S. importers.