Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Packer 25 — Aidan Mouat

If you’re familiar with Aidan Mouat and someone asks you who is the smartest person you know who is affiliated with the produce industry, he’s probably the one who comes to mind.

Sunkist adds Matt Shekoyan as VP of strategy

Sunkist Growers, Valencia, Calif., has hired Matt Shekoyan as vice president of strategy.

Oppy promotes Steve Roosdahl to VP of operations

Steve Roosdahl, who has been with The Oppenheimer Group for 24 years, has been promoted to vice president of operations.

When produce clerks are poached for the checkstand

Everyone has a job, and yet ... produce people sometimes spend too much time in a checkstand.

Another year, another record for avocado import value

Nov 13, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Avocados
U.S. avocado imports for the January through September period are way up this year.
Nov 13, 2019 by Tom Karst #Fresh Talk, #Avocados

Turning waste into biodegradable polymers earns AgSharks win

A company that can take waste and turn it into resins that can be used to make biodegradable polymers earned $500,000 in seed funding at the Western Growers 2019 AgSharks Competition.

Study reveals benefits of EFI’s workforce development programs

Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor
A two-year study of the Equitable Food Initiative’s workforce development program found benefits to both companies and employees.
Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Labor

GOPEX offers retail insights, networking opportunities

Browse a few of the education session and speaker topics at The Packer’s Jan. 9-11 Global Organic Produce Expo.

Ocean vessel fuel prices rising for produce suppliers

Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas
Ocean transportation costs are going up, and that will translate to slightly higher delivered costs for Latin American produce hitting U.S. shores.
Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

11/12/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New Companies to the Market & More

Nov 12, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
Jericho Imports LLC, Rolling Gardens, Sodexo, Tomato Barn LLC and Wendel Springs Farm are new companies to the Market. Best Fresh Produce Inc., Fowler Packing Co Inc., Meridian Growers LLC and other have updates.
Nov 12, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash