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Fresh produce posts another strong week with 17% sales growth

Fresh produce dollar sales growth has exceeded 17% in back-to-back weeks, leveling out for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

Women in Produce — Janis McIntosh

A relentless curiosity drives Janis McIntosh, director of marketing innovation and sustainability for Salinas, Calif.-based Naturipe Farms.

Berry industry on board with sustainable packaging

North American berry grower-shippers are responding to consumer and retailer pressure to reduce or eliminate single-use plastic.

HBF International hires new sales associate

HBF International LLC, Sheridan, Ore., has hired a new member for its sales team, said CEO Doug Perkins.

Sun Belle, Giddings Mexico enter long-term partnership for berries

Schiller Park. Ill.-based Sun Belle and Giddings Fruit Mexico have agreed to a long-term exclusive marketing and distribution deal.

Driscoll’s launches Sweetest Batch blackberries

Watsonville, Calif.-based Driscoll’s is shipping the latest berry in the limited-edition Sweetest Batch line, blackberries.

Southeast berry growers getting ready for spring

Delayed rain in Chile and Mexico and freezes in Southern California could mean the national market needs more volume from Southeastern berry growers.

Blackberry-hepatitis A investigation over, no common source found

The Food and Drug Administration has completed a traceback investigation into hepatitis A cases linked to fresh blackberries, but a single, common source of tainted blackberries was not found.

Alpine Fresh, Berry Fresh introduce Sweet Karoline blackberries

Sweet Karoline blackberries will be making their way to supermarket shelves this year after seven years of research, development and market testing.

Hepatitis A cases related to blackberries rise again

Two more people have tested positive for hepatitis A in an outbreak that investigators believe is linked to consumption of fresh blackberries.