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Produce sales for Fourth of July week 9% higher than 2019

Fresh produce dollar sales for the biggest holiday week of the summer totaled $1.54 billion, up 9% from 2019.

Root 24 Farms ready to market first fresh blueberry crop

A new Washington organic blueberry company is marketing its first fresh crop.

Blazer Wilkinson adds Foxy brand blueberries

Blazer Wilkinson, Salinas, Calif., which grows and ships conventional and organic strawberries under the Foxy brand, is adding blueberries to the program.

Naturipe Farms sustainable packaging goal removes tons of plastic

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., which has undertaken a commitment to sustainable packaging, plans to remove 48 metric tons of plastic from its packaging in 2020.

Ocean Spray brand blueberries from Oppy ready in July

The Oppenheimer Group’s shipments of Ocean Spray brand blueberries are picking up as National Blueberry Month promotions begin in July.

Three citrus groups join forces with Florida Classic Growers

Florida Classic Growers, Dundee, Fla., has a new partnership with three citrus groups that will expand its product offerings and increase distribution of citrus marketed under the company’s label.

California Giant names finalists for Chef Invitational

California Giant Berry Farms’ Third Annual Chef Invitational is moving online and add a philanthropic component, giving non-profits the ability to win cash prizes.

Solid season seen for upcoming summer berries

A fruitful season should be in store for the summer berry categories, as grower-shippers report ample supplies of good-quality fruit.

Cold, rainy weather forces delays on Michigan’s crops

A lingering cold and rainy season had grower-shippers in Michigan waiting a little longer than normal this year to get their summer deals going.

Naturipe showcases Bento Bliss snack at United Fresh LIVE!

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., is unveiling a revamped Naturipe Snacks line-up at United Fresh Live!, with Boost Bentos and Bliss Bentos.