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Hazel Technologies adds organic line, debuts with Desbry avocados

Hazel Technologies, Chicago, has a new line of the company’s shelf-life extending products approved for organic produce, Hazel O.

Mission goes public, plans to pursue opportunities in Europe, Asia

Mission's initial public offering has provided some insights on opportunities the company is looking to pursue in the coming years.

Podcast — Listing day interview with Mission exec Mike Browne

This bonus episode of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast, brought to you by The Packer and PMG, features an interview with Mike Browne, chief operating officer of Mission Produce, about the company going public.

Index Fresh finds 'Meeting in the Grove' helps communication

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., has found that meeting with customers in an avocado grove has a completely different vibe than in a conference room.

West Pak releases sixth Avo Effect campaign video

West Pak Avocado, Murrieta, Calif., has a new segment in the Avo Effect campaign.

Cinco de Mayo, other spring holidays, lift hass avocado sales

Led by Cinco de Mayo sales that reached a four-year high, hass avocado retail sales for holidays in the second quarter of 2020 hit record highs.

Mission Produce prepares for IPO

Mission Produce Inc., Oxnard, is starting the roadshow for an initial public offering of 9,375,000 shares at $15-$17 a share.

AFM schools retail, foodservice with Avo University

Avocados From Mexico has established Avo University, a free online guide with separate training for retailers/wholesalers and foodservice personnel.

Plums get lots of love on PMG

As the official start to autumn neared fall staples took more spots among the PMG top 20, but summer items and year-round favorites still held their own the week of Sept. 7.

Fresh Directions hires Andy Garces in sales, marketing

Mango and avocado distributor Fresh Directions International, Miami, has hired Andy Garces for the new position of sales and marketing manager.