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Dayka & Hackett releases eco-friendly grape packaging

Reedley, Calif.-based Dayka & Hackett is releasing a newly designed Eco-Tote for table grapes.

Sun World appoints Marguleas CEO, expands fruit research

David Marguleas is the new CEO of Sun World International, succeeding Merrill Dibble, who takes on a new role at parent company Renewable Resources Group.

What's On Ad — Cherries, stone fruit and organic strawberries

Cherries again led the list of most-promoted produce items, with more than 19,000 stores featuring them the week ended July 19.

CORRECTED: Chiquita snacks highlight health, convenience

Fresh Express has teamed up with parent company Chiquita for a new line of snacking products called Chiquita Bites and Chiquita Sticks.

California Grape Growers award scholarships

Seven students in California’s grape-growing regions received scholarships from California’s table grape growers, through the California Table Grape Commission.
Jul 10, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #Grapes, #Awards

Thomcord marketer Fruit World: ‘Love these grapes? Text me.’

Fruit WorldCo. co-founder CJ Buxman ended the 2018 season with more than 1,800 digital “pen pals,” and he’s looking to add to that this season

John Giumarra Jr. was ‘champion’ for California grape industry

John G. Giumarra Jr., whose legal expertise helped guide not only the family business, but aided in greater grape exports for the overall California grape industry, has died.

Crown Jewels volume rises 30%

Crown Jewels Produce Co. LLC, Fresno, Calif., expects to increase its table grape volume by 30% this season after adding some new growers, said salesman Stephen Thomason.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes

Bari Produce to increase volume

Bari Produce LLC, Madera, Calif., will increase its volume of some table grape varieties added last year from a small group of core growers, said Justin Bedwell, president.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes

Pouch bags are package of choice

Pouch bags have become the No. 1 choice for packing table grapes, but most California grower-shippers say they also pack a certain amount of clamshell containers.
Jun 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #Grapes, #Packaging