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Paramount Export Tour de Fresh riders raise big funds for salad bars

Oakland, Calif.-based Paramount Export Co. is celebrating 80 years in business this year by participating in a big way with Tour de Fresh.

West Pak to unveil The Avo Effect in 2020

West Pak Avocado, Murrieta, Calif., has a multi-part video marketing campaign, The Avo Effect, for 2020.

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.

United Fresh seminar helps sell produce to schools

The United Fresh Start Foundation has scheduled a web seminar to help companies sell fresh produce to schools.

Procacci offers foodservice box

Philadelphia-based Procacci Bros. Sales Corp. has a solution for foodservice customers who don’t need a standard 40-pound box of bananas.

U.S. Foods wins two big defense supply contracts

U.S. Foods Inc., Los Angeles,  has been awarded a maximum $90.3 million contract for full-line food distribution on Navy ships in the San Diego area.

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.

Taylor Fresh purchases fresh-cut’s Club Chef

Taylor Fresh Foods has purchased the assets of Club Chef, a Covington, Ky., fresh-cut processor owned by the Castellini Co.

FirstFruits announces partnership with Cynthia Sass

FirstFruits Marketing has announced its partnership with Cynthia Sass, dietitian and New York Times best-selling author, as brand ambassador for Opal apples.

Cyclospora outbreak from Mexican basil over

An outbreak of Cyclospora illnesses linked to fresh basil appears to be over, according to the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.