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Produce Market Guide News

Southern Innovations delivers focus on organics, foodservice

NASHVILLE — Produce companies visited with buyers about organic products, packaging that uses less plastic, value-added foodservice items and more during the Southern Innovations Organics & Foodservice Expo.

OTA pushes back on Wall Street Journal op-ed piece

The Organic Trade Association took out a full page ad in the Wall Street Journal Sept. 12 pushing back against what the group called misleading and derogatory attacks on organic food.

Del Rey Avocado sees big growth in organic sales

Fallbrook, Calif.-based Del Rey Avocado Co. Inc. is reaping the benefits from its decision 12 years ago to make a commitment to growing organic fruit.

James Brock joins Brothers Produce as marketing director

Houston-based Brothers Produce has hired James Brock as marketing and media director.

Family Tree Farms hires for marketing position

Sep 13, 2018 by Tom Karst #People, #Produce (General)
Reedley, Calif.-based Family Tree Farms has hired Lauren Tomasello as the company’s marketing administrator.
Sep 13, 2018 by Tom Karst #People, #Produce (General)

Sonoco Corp. ramps up acquisitions

Hartsville, S.C.-based Sonoco Corp. has acquired three other packaging companies in the past 18 months.

Spending on fruits and vegetables under trend

Are fresh fruits and vegetables getting their “fair share”?

USDA plans fresh lemon purchase for January

Sep 11, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Lemons
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced it is planning to purchase up to $3.369 million in fresh lemons in January.
Sep 11, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Lemons

Blueberry importers expect good Argentina season

Argentina blueberry prospects appear solid for the September through December season, marketers say.

New podcast launched for citrus producers 

Sep 11, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus
The University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences and Southeast AgNet are partnering to provide the latest news on citrus-related research in a monthly podcast. 
Sep 11, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Citrus