Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Avocado shipper slows ripening with Hazel Technologies

Shelf-life enhancement company Hazel Technologies has a new partnership with AMR Agro, a Dominican Republic green-skin avocado packer-exporter.

Sysco’s FreshPoint to add fresh-cut capabilities in Dallas

Sysco Corp. is expanding its FreshPoint Dallas facility with a 65,000-square-foot projects that stresses sustainability and adds fresh-cut operations.

Del Fresco to more than double greenhouse strawberries this fall

Canadian greenhouse grower Del Fresco Produce is launching the second phase of its strawberry production, bumping acreage from six to a total of 17 acres.

Albertsons, investment firm partner to fund new grocery tech

Albertsons Cos. and venture capitalist Greycroft have created a fund that could put as much as $50 million toward developing technologies for the grocery space.

Castellini Group hires executives at Crosset, CC Kitchens

The Castellini Group of Cos. has hired two executives as vice president and general manager of CC Kitchens LLC and Crossett Co. LLC.

EFI puts ethical charter into action

Aug 03, 2018 by Peter O'Driscoll #Opinion
In his opinion piece in this publication, George Radanovich challenged Equitable Food Initiative (EFI) to “adhere to its own message.”
Aug 03, 2018 by Peter O'Driscoll #Opinion

UPDATED: McDonald’s supplier Fresh Express aids in investigation

Two weeks after nearly 3,000 McDonald’s pulled salads from Fresh Express in connection with cyclospora parasite infections, the salad company recalled deli wraps and salads for retail containing chopped romaine.

New York marketing program helps consumers find local produce

Aug 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #New York Produce, #Local
The New York State Grown & Certified program aims to make it easy for the state’s consumers to find New York-grown fruits and vegetables.
Aug 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #New York Produce, #Local

Boards plan foodservice events, promotions

Commodity boards, councils and commissions representing fresh produce from avocados to mushrooms to watermelon are running promotional activities aimed at foodservice this summer. Here’s a look at some of them.

Bair talks apple industry priorities, previews conference

Aug 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #Video
Previewing the Aug. 23-24 2018 Apple Crop Outlook and Marketing Conference, U.S. Apple Association president Jim Bair talked with The Packer’s editor Tom Karst July 31.
Aug 01, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples, #Video