Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Grapes boost summer sales at retail

Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Produce Retail
Thanks to year-round availability made possible by imports, table grapes no longer are a seasonal item.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Produce Retail

Organic growth continues

Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Organics
Consumers love organic grapes.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Organics

Food safety truisms: trust, but verify

With the perishable nature of fresh produce, strong buyer-supplier relationships are critical to successfully get our foods from field to table.

6/17/19 Daily Newsflash Roundup: New Companies to the Market & Updates

Jun 17, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash
AvoGanic, Cascade Cherry Growers Inc., Hamptons Delivery Corp., Lego Trade & Brokerage LLC, Patriot Foods Inc., are new companies to the Market. Agritrade Farms LLC and De Martino Specialty Produce have updates.
Jun 17, 2019 by Janice Wilson #Newsflash

Sunset brands sweep cocktail tomato category

Mastronardi Produce’s Sunset brand swept the cocktail tomato category and racked up top honors in nine categories at the 12th annual Leamington Greenhouse Competition.

Butterfly completes Bolthouse Farms’ acquisition

Los Angeles-based private equity company Butterfly has closed on the $510 million acquisition of Bolthouse Farms, Bakersfield, Calif.

CORRECTED: India acts on 20% apple tariff

Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #India
After months of delay, India has imposed a 20% retaliatory tariff on U.S. apples, walnuts, almonds, and 25 other goods.
Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #India

United Apple Sales hires Frank Davis, opens West Coast office

Lyndonville, N.Y.-based United Apples Sales opened a West Coast division based in Yakima, Wash., and hired Frank Davis as vice president of national business development.

NatureFresh Farms earns popular vote for tomatoes

NatureFresh Farms received numerous awards at the Greenhouse Vegetable Awards at the Leamington Fair.

Family business: How to sustain the company with the next generation

CHICAGO — In an industry that’s shaped by family-run businesses, planning for the next era of a company’s future can be rife with deep-seated feelings and complications.