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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.

Stemilt opens new storage and distribution center

Stemilt Growers Inc., Wenatchee, Wash., has opened a new 500,000-square-foot shipping building to handle its apples, pears and cherries, said Roger Pepperl, marketing director.

Does your DC have flow? Rack system adds efficiency

Companies that face a lack of space in distribution centers and warehouses but are unable to expand are finding efficiencies in high-density pallet flow racking systems.

Walmart helps Idaho tackle cause of rejected potato loads

SUN VALLEY, Idaho — University of Idaho researchers are working with Walmart to look at the reasons behind rejected or downgraded potato loads at the chain’s distribution centers.