Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Terra Exports hires Manuel Escandon in South America division

Terra Exports, Las Vegas, has hired Manuel Escandon, who is based in Chile, as part of its South American expansion.

BC Tree Fruits Coop hires executives

BC Tree Fruits Cooperative, Kelowna, British Columbia, has appointed Todd McMyn as CEO and Ross Dwhytie as chief financial officer.

Mexican grape volume should be up after late start

Apr 09, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Produce Crops
The Mexican table grape deal may be getting off to a slightly later start than usual this season, but grower-shippers expect volume to be significantly higher than last year.
Apr 09, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Produce Crops

Setton Farms spices up pistachios with new line

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella (Calif.) Inc., is introducing a line of five seasoned pistachio kernals.

FiveStar Gourmet hires Kristyn Lawson as SVP of sales

FiveStar Gourmet Foods, Ontario, has hired Kristyn Lawson as senior vice president of sales.

Celery market soars as juicing trend expands

Apr 09, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Celery
Fueled by consumer demand for fresh celery juice, prices for celery soared to more than $60 a carton in early April.
Apr 09, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Crops, #Celery

Grape growers seek more flavorful varieties

Specialty grape production is on the rise in Mexico as growers adopt varieties that have gained popularity in the U.S.

Index Fresh announces new roles in California, Texas

Avocado company Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., has hired a vice president of operations and promoted others to key roles in California and Texas facilities.

Kam Quarles tabbed as new National Potato Council CEO

The National Potato Council has promoted Kam Quarles to chief executive officer.

Four companies win product awards at CPMA

MONTREAL — Mann Packing, Mucci Farms, Schur Packaging Systems and Mastronardi Produce took home product awards from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and expo.