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Produce Market Guide News

Sun Pacific plans Cuties promotion

Cuties brand mandarins from Sun Pacific Shippers Inc. will host a Sweeter with You promotion on social media in February.

Sunkist rolls out Lunar New Year box

Jan 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer
As more consumers turn to citrus to help them celebrate the Lunar New Year Sunkist Growers Inc. has introduced a 2019 limited edition Year of the Pig gift carton for navel oranges.
Jan 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer

Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference growers move forward

After a tough year for the southeastern produce industry, more than 3,400 of those growers and packers started the new year afresh at the Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.

Limoneira markets organic lemons

Limoneira Co. is packing and marketing organic lemons year-round.

LGS Specialty is now BRC certified

LGS Specialty Sales Ltd, now is BRC (British Retail Consortium) certified, according to a news release.

Cecilia Packing hires salesman

Jim Saavedra, most recently with Sun Pacific Shippers Inc., Pasadena, Calif., has been hired as a salesman at Cecelia Packing Corp.

Costco, Walmart, Publix on list of most admired companies

Fortune has ranked Publix, Costco, Target and Walmart among the top 50 most admired companies in the world.

Big Y Foods makes leadership changes, including new CEO

Donald D’Amour, CEO of Big Y Foods since 1980 and chairman since 1997, has stepped down from those roles and is now chairman emeritus and an advisor to the board of directors.

Imports, labor issues trouble California asparagus growers

Jan 23, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Asparagus
The weather is no longer the biggest challenge facing asparagus growers in California as they prepare for this year’s anticipated March-to-summer harvest season.
Jan 23, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Asparagus

California asparagus season on track for March

Labor concerns and pressure from imports aside, California asparagus growers expect a healthy crop, and say organic demand is growing even as overall acreage drops.