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QPMA: Canadawide’s George Pitsikoulis is Pillar of the Industry

George Pitsikoulis was born into the produce business — almost literally.

Northgate Gonzalez Market CEO receives award

Northgate Gonzalez Market CEO Miguel Gonzalez received recognition as a legend of the industry at a recent luncheon of the Food Industries Sales Managers’ Club of Los Angeles.

JV Farms Organics’ Israel Morales named grower of the year

The Organic Trade Association is honoring Israel Morales Sr. of JV Farms Organics as its Organic Farmer of the Year.

California Grape Growers award scholarships

Seven students in California’s grape-growing regions received scholarships from California’s table grape growers, through the California Table Grape Commission.
Jul 10, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Grapes, #Awards

Pure Flavor/Enza Zaden pepper receives international award

Seed company Enza Zaden’s mini sweet pepper, Tribelli, grown and marketed by Pure Hothouse Foods Inc.’s Pure Flavor brand as Aurora Bites, received the International Taste Institute’s Superior Taste Award.

California Giant announces Chef Invitational winner

Chef Travis Peters, co-owner of The Parish Gastropub, Tucson, Ariz., won the second-annual California Giant Berry Farms Chef Invitational.

United Fresh awards Food Freshness Card for 3rd consecutive year

The Food Freshness Card was voted Best New Food Safety Solution at the 2019 United Fresh Produce Association expo and conference, the third consecutive year it has won the award.
Jun 27, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Awards, #United Fresh

Fox Solutions wins United Fresh Innovation Award

McAllen, Texas-based Fox Solutions received the 2019 United Fresh Innovation Award for best new packaging/processing equipment.
Jun 27, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Awards, #United Fresh

Music City: 2018 watermelon convention hits high note

Attendees of the 2018 National Watermelon Association Convention in Nashville were treated to unique Nashville experiences, with planners integrating the city’s brand throughout the event.

Viva Fresh raises $30K for new Texas scholarship

The Texas International Produce Association has raised $30,000 for the first year of its scholarship program, with funds from the Viva Fresh Open Golf Tournament.