Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Growers answering demand for organic berries

It’s more difficult to grow organic berries in the humid, rainy Southeastern part of the U.S. compared to arid California, but growers in Florida are still increasing their stock. 

2/20/20 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New Companies to the Market & Updates

Feb 20, 2020 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Pacific Mercantile Co., R&G Brothers Transportation, Samara Produce LLC, and Tian Shi Corporation are new companies to the Market. A Plus Vegetable, Brantley Farms, Terra Bella Greenhouses Inc. and other have updates.
Feb 20, 2020 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Roger Privett III joins Main Street Produce in sales

Main Street Produce, Santa Maria, Calif., has hired Roger Privett III as sales and business development manager.

Yiannas to discuss FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety at GS1 show

Frank Yiannas, the Food and Drug Administration’s deputy commissioner for food policy and response and the former food safety expert at Walmart, is delivering the opening speech at the GS1 Connect 2020.

Kool Logistics promotes John Druckenmiller to general manager

Kool Logistics LLC, Nashville, has promoted John Druckenmiller to general manager.

Southeast berry growers getting ready for spring

Delayed rain in Chile and Mexico and freezes in Southern California could mean the national market needs more volume from Southeastern berry growers.

California Giant invites retail and foodservice chefs to compete

Expect a new theme, new location and new guidelines at the 3rd Annual Chef Invitational July 19-22, hosted by California Giant Berry Farms, Watsonville, Calif.

Allen Lund Co. donates to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

Employees from the information technology department at Allen Lund Co., La Cañada, Calif., recently visited the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles to donate a mobile video game cart.

Rough fall weather leads to strong winter market for potatoes

Rough weather during the U.S. potato harvest last fall continues to shake up the markets well into 2020, marketers say.

Organic green onion purchases in 2019

More than one-quarter of green onion buyers (26%) said they selected organic product at least some of the time, a number up six percentage points from Organic Fresh Trends 2019.