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Study: Long Island prices drop with Lidl’s entrance

The expansion of Lidl discount grocery stores into New York’s Long Island market spurred price-cutting by up to 15% from other retailers, a new study reports.

Remembering Nina Balducci, pioneer of NYC specialty foods retailing

Nina Balducci, a pioneer of specialty foods retailing in New York City at Balducci’s, and part of the foundation of Baldor Specialty Foods, Bronx, N.Y., has died.

Remembering apple professional Tim Byrne

Timothy Byrne, who helped launch several branded apples in the U.S., has died.

Fowler Farms donates SweeTango apples during pandemic

Fowler Farms, Wolcott, N.Y., is donating more than 100,000 SweeTango apples to people in need in the Northeast, a region severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Limoneira donates lemons to health care workers

Limoneira, Santa Paula, Calif., is donating cartons of lemons to health care professionals, food banks and other agencies.

George Lamont, apple grower, industry advocate remembered

George Lamont, a N.Y. apple grower who “retired” in the late 1990s but was instrumental in forming the Premier Apple Cooperative a few years later, has died.

FreshDirect helps NYC pantry amid coronavirus concerns

Bronx, N.Y.-based FreshDirect is donating meals, securing trucks and providing employee volunteers to a food pantry experiencing shortages related to the new coronavirus COVID-19.

Baldor’s McQuillan gives sustainability tips with NY Times chef

NEW YORK, N.Y. — When it comes to sustainability in the food world, think of fully using food, not avoiding food waste, Thomas McQuillan told about 50 people at the International Restaurant and Foodservice Show.

Board seeks proposals to make NY apples more profitable

The New York State Apple Marketing Order advisory board is seeking proposals to make New York’s apple industry more competitive.

Baldor postpones BITE 2020 over NYC coronavirus outbreak

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Baldor BITE, an expo drawing more than 2,000 people, has been rescheduled for Sept. 9 because of increased concerns over the new coronavirus outbreak affecting the New York City metro area.