Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Northwest cherry season offers promo opportunities

Northwest fruit marketers will give retailers plenty of promotion opportunities from mid-June to mid-August.

Sun World Innovations names grape marketers for U.S., Canada

Sun World Innovations, Palm Desert, Calif., has chosen a group of companies to import and market proprietary grapes in North America.

Organics strengthen position in Northwest cherry deal

Organic cherries probably lag a bit behind apples and pears in the Pacific Northwest, but cherries are making some gains, suppliers say.

California’s Concentric Power expanding its reach

Campbell, Calif.- based Concentric Power is expanding its reach across the state, with aims to expand throughout North America.

Chilean Kiwifruit Committee debuts North American marketing

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee is kicking off its first marketing campaign for North America, following rising volumes of the Fruit arriving in the U.S. each season.

Kroger, Loop launch reusable packaging pilot

Kroger and waste management company TerraCycle are testing new reusable packaging system Loop.

Japanese retailer buys meal kit company Purple Carrot

Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi sees a big opportunity in meal kits, with the U.S. market expected to double by 2022 and the Japanese market also quickly growing.

Japanese retailer buys meal kit company Purple Carrot

Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi sees a big opportunity in meal kits, with the U.S. market expected to double by 2022 and the Japanese market also quickly growing.

UPDATED: H. Brooks & Co., J&J Distributing acquired, renamed

Long-time Twin City produce companies H. Brooks & Co. and its affiliates, and J&J Distributing are being acquired and consolidated into a new company, known as New Harvest Foods, helmed by industry veteran Ron Carkoski.

Cranberry Institute’s Terry Humfeld is retiring

After more than 35 years in the produce industry, Terry Humfeld, the Cranberry Institute’s executive director based in Avondale, Pa., is retiring at the end of 2019.