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Fresh Express rolls out ‘restaurant-inspired’ salad bowls

Fresh Express, Orlando, Fla., has six new Gourmet Kits Salads Bowls launching in select markets.

FiveStar Gourmet introduces steak salad at Costco

FiveStar Gourmet Foods, Ontario, Calif., is introducing a Grilled Steak Salad at Costco stores.

BrightFarms names Steve Platt CEO

BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., has hired Steve Platt as CEO.

Broccoli, lettuce, onions contribute to Q2 vegetable sales growth

Second-quarter vegetable sales totaled $7.68 billion, up 5.3% from the same period in 2018.

Steinbeck changes marketing identity to Nature’s Reward

Steinbeck Country Produce, Salinas, Calif., is changing its marketing identity to Nature’s Reward to capitalize on consumer brand recognition, and has a new website design.

Church Brothers releases 3 new foodservice items at PMA

Church Brothers Farms, Salinas, Calif., is introducing Sweet Baby Broccoli, Tuscan Baby Romaine and Sandwich Ready Leaves at the Produce Marketing Association’s Foodservice Conference and Expo.

Wilbur-Ellis Sees Opportunity in Automated Machines

For the past couple of years, the in-field team at Wilbur-Ellis in California’s Salinas Valley has been hands-on in how automated thinners can benefit the area’s growers.

Perdue tours central coast farms

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue recently toured berry and lettuce farms in Watsonville, Calif. 

3D camera tech allows CoreTakr to remove lettuce cores

JBT Corp., Chicago, has new equipment that uses 3D technology to remove cores from lettuce heads.

Enza Zaden hosts field tours, notes success in new varieties

Enza Zaden welcomed more than 100 growers, shippers and seed dealers to its San Juan Bautista Research Station to highlight the company’s leafy green varieties.