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SpartanNash hires former Albertsons exec to lead merchandising

Lori Raya, the division president for Albertsons who led the post-merger transition with Safeway, is the new chief merchandising and marketing officer for SpartanNash.

In produce, it’s experience first, then knowledge

The produce business as I have known it is a business of experience first and knowledge second.

Fruit Logistica brings global scale to produce show

BERLIN – With close to 80,000 visitors, Fruit Logistica is a nightmare when it comes to finding a taxi at the end of the day.

JOH announces hires for New England, Mid-Atlantic divisions

JOH, Billerica, Mass., has hired Christine Boettcher as an account executive in the New England division, and Christine DiGirolamo as an account manager in the Mid-Atlantic division.

Morning Kiss Organic offers contest for Potato Lover’s Month

Morning Kiss Organic, part of Arrowfarms, Chelsea, Mass., is promoting potatoes with a social media contest and prize drawing during February — Potato Lover’s Month.

U.S. Apple asks for USMCA ratification, end to tariffs

Feb 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Exports, #Apples
The U.S. Apple Association, which represents a specialty crop significantly affected by retaliatory tariffs, asked President Trump for action on trade issues on the night of his State of the Union address.
Feb 06, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Exports, #Apples

Emerson releases new in-transit tracker

Emerson is releasing the GO Real-Time Flex Tracker, which monitors the ambient temperatures, relative humidity and pulp temperature readings for fresh produce in transit.

Bipartisan group seeks end to tomato agreement with Mexico

Florida legislators have gathered bipartisan support from dozens of House and Senate colleagues in a push to terminate the suspension agreement between the Department of Commerce and Mexican tomato growers.

Super Bowl ad features Hy-Vee, Oprah partnering to feed kids in need

Hy-Vee has launched a new campaign to feed hungry kids, and the announcement of the program came in a Super Bowl ad featuring Oprah Winfrey.

H-E-B showcases store brand in Super Bowl commercial

H-E-B featured its private brand products, including guacamole and queso, in a commercial that ran in more than a dozen Texas markets during the Super Bowl.