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Produce Market Guide News

California Avocado Commission seeks exports to China

As trade talks with China progress, the California Avocado Commission is seeking to advance its 14-year campaign to allow California avocados access to China, which is seeing leaps in demand for the fruit.

Compostable pack wins Fruit Logistica award

The 2019 Bronze Fruit Logistica Innovation Award was won by the top-sealable compostable, recyclable strawberry punnet from CKF Inc., Hansport, Nova Scotia.

Wholesum raises $3 million through Fair Trade program

Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., reached a milestone at the start of 2019, by raising more than $3 million in the past five years to reinvest in its farms and workers.

Dole honors females with ‘Captain Marvel’ inspired promo

Dole is honoring fictional and real female superheros with a promotion centering on Captain Marvel and her alter-ego Carol Danvers.

Mann Packing acquisition boosts Fresh Del Monte’s U.S. sales

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., reports its 2018 acquisition of Mann Packing Co. led to higher sales in North America for the year.

Dried Arctic ApBitz snacks available on Amazon again

Feb 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

Arctic ApBitz dried apple snacks are available through Amazon again, with a new variety.
Feb 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples

Black Gold Farms hires chief production officer

Grand Forks, N.D.-based Black Gold Farms has hired Kerwin Bradley as chief production officer.

Eat Smart Sweet Kale bagged salads recalled in Canada

Canadian Food Inspection Agency test results have triggered the recall of certain Eat Smart Sweet Kale bagged salads due to potential listeria contamination.

Rising retail apple prices noted in January

Feb 18, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples
The apple category performed well in January, according to the latest Fruit Tracker Fast Fact video from Stemilt Growers.
Feb 18, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

Organic Kanzi apple sales grow in U.S. proprietary apple category

Feb 16, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Retail, #Apples
Sales of Kanzi apples, particularly organic, continue to climb in the U.S. market.
Feb 16, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce Retail, #Apples

New NW apple company has sights on growth

A North Carolina agriculture asset management firm has purchased Yakima Valley, Washington-based apple companies Legacy Fruit Packers, Valley Fruit and Larson Fruit Co.

Remembering an old-school broker at Hunts Point Produce Market

Working with your father can be complicated, but for Paul Mattie, it wasn’t.