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Low retail inflation holds for fruits and vegetables

In a year that has seen double-digit increases in demand for fresh produce at supermarkets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture projects that retail prices for fruits and vegetables will come in below historical averages.

PBH touts National Fruits & Veggies Month successes

The Produce for Better Health Foundation’s National Fruits & Veggies Month campaign in September generated nearly 75 million impressions through traditional and social media channels.

Advantage Waypoint handles foodservice sales for Maglio Cos.

National foodservice and marketing agency Advantage Waypoint represents The Fresh Group Ltd. Maglio Cos. 

Walmart Foundation gives Brighter Bites $1.5 million

The Walmart Foundation has given Brighter Bites $1.5 million to expand to California and support efforts in existing cities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Max Yeater joins Pacific International Marketing

Max Yeater, who spent the past 25 years at Pro*Act, is director of strategy at Pacific International Marketing, a new position at the Salinas, Calif., company.

Kalera names industry veterans to lead retail, foodservice sales

Vertical farming company Kalera, Orlando, Fla., has hired Marc Jennings as vice president of foodservice sales and Mark Gagnon as vice president of sales for retail accounts.

Markon Cooperative names Andy Hamilton CEO

Andy Hamilton is the new CEO of Markon Cooperative, Salinas, Calif.

Combs Wholesale Produce builds new headquarters in North Carolina

Combs Wholesale Produce Co. is moving to a larger space to capitalize on expanding product lines and customer base.

United Fresh Start Foundation Celebrates National School Lunch Week

With support from Bayer, the United Fresh Start Foundation is celebrating National School Lunch Week from Oct. 12-16.

Trump administration extends free meals for kids for entire school year

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending flexibilities to allow free meals to continue to be available to all children throughout the entire 2020-2021 school year.