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Western Growers selects Dave Puglia as president and CEO

Dave Puglia is succeeding Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years as the president and CEO of Western Growers.

California grape estimate lower, but plenty for fall, winter

The California Table Grape Commission has downgraded July projections of the third-largest crop in history to a normal production of 109 million 19-pound boxes.

California grapes featured on menus nationwide

Foodservice operators, including those that service restaurants and healthcare companies, are using California grapes on their menus this fall.

Have a date with Pure Palm Produce at Fresh Summit

Pure Palm Produce is set to exhibit a full lineup of California dates at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif.

Giant pumpkins battle for heaviest gourd

Growers of giant gourds will be on hand in Half Moon Bay, Calif., for what’s known as the Super Bowl of Weigh Offs as they compete for the heaviest pumpkin title.

Well-Pict to celebrate flavor at PMA Fresh Summit

Watsonville, Calif.-based Well-Pict Berries plans to continue its year-long celebration of flavor at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif., by highlighting its winter berry program.

New Blazer Wilkinson site focuses on ‘The Ultimate Strawberry’

Blazer Wilkinson, Salinas, Calif., has a new website highlighting “The Ultimate Strawberry,” as the company ramps up production of its Foxy brand conventional and organic strawberries.

Maria Montalvo joins California Table Grape Commission

The California Table Grape Commission has hired Maria Montalvo as its marketing director of retail and foodservice promotion.

California grapes in storage down from recent years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s first report on grapes in cold storage this season shows grape holdings at their lowest point in the past four seasons.

Fruit World to offer organic mandarins throughout season

Fruit World Co., Reedley, Calif., will have a full lineup of citrus in promotable volumes this season.