Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Rocky trade backdrop greets McKinney speech at U.S. Apple meeting

Aug 25, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #USDA, #China, #India
With the apple industry racked by trade troubles, U.S. Agricultural Trade Under Secretary Ted McKinney had a tough audience when he spoke Aug. 23 at the U.S. Apple Association Marketing and Outlook Conference.
Aug 25, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #USDA, #China, #India

PMA, SVG Ventures partnership boosts tech start-ups

SVG Ventures, Los Gatos, Calif., is partnering with PMA, through a three-year agreement that brings tech panel discussions to Fresh Summit and a technology challenge giving companies the chance to pitch to investors.

Eco Convergence announces name change, construction of new facility

Eco Convergence Group has changed its name to Kalera and is building an indoor growing facility in Orlando, Fla.

Wonder Melon nominated for best functional food/beverage by NEXTY

Wonder Melon from Kayco was recently nominated by the NEXTY Industry awards for best functional food/beverage.

Philly market welcomes new manager

Aug 23, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Philadelphia, #The Packer
The biggest change in the past year at the Philadelphia Wholesale Produce Market is the hiring of Mark Smith.
Aug 23, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Philadelphia, #The Packer

Ryeco updates website, adds more trucks

In late winter and early spring, Ryeco created a new website that features a video of the market with shots from a drone.

John Vena celebrates 100th anniversary

Founded in 1919, John Vena is celebrating a century in business this year with a staff party in the fall plus several innovations.

Organic Produce Business Updates

For the third year, Access Organics Inc., Kalispell, Mont., will be sourcing product from the Navajo Pride Organic program starting around Aug. 19, said Access Organics president Bonnie Poux.

Soren to move into new space

Soren, a Cypress, Texas-based third party logistics company, broke ground on its new building at the end of 2018 and is expecting its completion in early October.

Total Quality Logistics finds growth in contract business

Cincinnati-based Total Quality Logistics is seeing growth in contract business with produce shippers, company leaders said.

8/23/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: Company Profile Updates & New Firms

Aug 23, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Dukarani Food Processing Inc., Elite Fresh Produce Distributors LLC, Fidalgo Services USA Inc., JX Nippon ANCI Inc., and North Bound Berries are new companies to the Market. Plus company profile changes.
Aug 23, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Produce shipments, truck rates down so far in 2019

It’s been a softer year for both truck rates and fruit and vegetable shipments.