Tom Karst

Tom Karst

United Fresh opens registration for 2020 show

The association’s convention committee celebrated the opening of registration for the event in San Diego, Calif., the host city for the June 16-19 show.

Federal produce contracts awarded to Texas, New Jersey firms

Federal supply contracts have been awarded to produce firms in Texas and New Jersey.

Another year, another record for avocado import value

U.S. avocado imports for the January through September period are way up this year.
Nov 13, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Avocados

Study reveals benefits of EFI’s workforce development programs

A two-year study of the Equitable Food Initiative’s workforce development program found benefits to both companies and employees.
Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

GOPEX offers retail insights, networking opportunities

Browse a few of the education session and speaker topics at The Packer’s Jan. 9-11 Global Organic Produce Expo.

Ocean vessel fuel prices rising for produce suppliers

Ocean transportation costs are going up, and that will translate to slightly higher delivered costs for Latin American produce hitting U.S. shores.
Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

Carrier Transicold introduces active controlled-atmosphere system

Carrier Transicold has introduced a new active controlled-atmosphere technology called EverFresh.
Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Tech

Allie Sirna joins Sirna & Sons Produce

Ravenna, Ohio-based Sirna & Sons Produce has added fourth-generation family member Allie Sirna as the company’s business solutions coordinator.
Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

Compac touts the ability of UltraView

ANAHEIM, Calif — Southern California was a perfect venue for Compac, part of TOMRA Food, to show its wares.

J&D Produce HoneySweet onions make splash at food event

HoneySweet onions from Edinburg, Texas-based J&D Produce had a starring role at the Oct. 16-20 World Food Championships. 
Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Onions