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Sev-Rend Corp. sees demand for recyclable packs

Collinsville, Ill.-based packaging manufacturer Sev-Rend Corp. is seeing increased focus on recyclable packaging, said Jeff Watkin, marketing director.

L&M Cos. Inc. takes onions year-round

L&M Cos. Inc. now has onions year-round, said Derek Ennis, the Raleigh, N.C.-based grower-shipper’s sales director for potatoes and onions.

Georgia Grown touts local at Publix

The Georgia Grown program is partnering with Publix Super Markets on the launch of a local campaign.

Coastline Family Farms hires VP of finance, accounting

Coastline Family Farms, Salinas, Calif., has hired Marc Kirby as vice president of finance and accounting.

Onion marketers say supplies to be tight into summer

An onion shortage may bring tears to the eyes of retailers and consumers, but it also appears to be setting up a strong market going into the summer months, suppliers say.

Shuman Farms continues to ‘give back’

Late April signals the start of a new Vidalia onion season each year, and with it comes Shuman Farms’ commitment to supporting Produce for Kids and Feeding America.

Leonard Pike, Texas onion developer, receives lifetime award

Leonard Pike, pioneer of the Texas 1015 sweet onion and inaugural director of Texas A&M University’s Vegetable Improvement Center, has been posthumously honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Coastline, Madison Ranches in joint onion venture

Salinas, Calif.-based vegetable grower-shipper Coastline Family Farms has formed a new dry onion growing/packing joint venture with Echo, Ore.-based Madison Ranches. The new entity is Madison-Cox Onions LLC.

Vidalia Onion Committee kicks off ‘Sweet Life’ campaign

Vidalia onions are now shipping to retailers, and the Vidalia Onion Committee is celebrating its new marketing campaign, The Sweet Life.

Onion growers anticipate strong market for smaller crop

Texas onion acreage in 2019 will be 6,400 acres, off substantially from last year, because rains delayed plantings.