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Software eases communications in produce supply chain

Rite-Hite Digital Systems has introduced a software system designed to keep distribution centers running smoothly, from loading dock logistics to trailer management.

Talking tropicals with E. Armata at Hunts Point Produce Market

NEW YORK CITY — E. Armata Fruit & Produce Inc. had to meet Hispanic demand by building up its tropical department, said company members during a visit with The Packer at Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx.

Signode announces new brand identity

Signode Industrial Group, Glenview, Ill., has shortened its name to Signode and launched a new brand identity.

Chuck the robot and Superpick team up for quick order fulfillment

Two tech companies, 6 River Systems Inc. and Soft Robotics, have formed a partnership for an automated picking solution for e-commerce and retail warehouses.

Fresh Avenue launches western consolidation services

Fresh Avenue, which has facilities in Salinas, Calif., and Yuma, Ariz., is launching in-season fresh consolidation services at those locations, which serve as Fresh Avenue’s western base of operations.

Coastline, Muzzi Family Farms partner in cooling facility

Coastline Family Farms and Muzzi Family Farms have opened C&M Family Cooling LLC, a cold storage and shipping facility in Castroville, Calif.

The Coastal Cos. buys Hearn Kirkwood, joins Pro*Act

With the recent acquisition of Hearn Kirkwood, The Coastal Cos. is now a member of Pro*Act, giving it a boost in foodservice capabilities, particularly in the Mid-Atlantic area.

Catania Worldwide adds South Texas location

Grower, packer and shipper Catania Worldwide has a new location at the IMAS Fresh cold storage facility in McAllen, Texas.

UPDATED: H. Brooks & Co., J&J Distributing acquired, renamed

Long-time Twin City produce companies H. Brooks & Co. and its affiliates, and J&J Distributing are being acquired and consolidated into a new company, known as New Harvest Foods, helmed by industry veteran Ron Carkoski.

Second phase of Baldor expansion nears completion

Baldor Specialty Foods, Hunts Point, N.Y., has expanded its New York headquarters.