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Trade groups plan bevy of promotions

Potato and onion trade groups have planned a plethora of promotions to encourage consumption of their product. Here’s a look at some of the activities now underway.

Val Verde Vegetable Co. boosts Mexican onions

McAllen, Texas-based Val Verde Vegetable Co. Inc. is growing its Mexico onion program, said Kurt Schuster, vice president of Mexico and finance.

Morning Kiss Organic promotes potatoes, onions

Morning Kiss Organic, Chelsea, Mass., is promoting its onions and potatoes as retailers enter the holiday season.

Onions 52 celebrates rebranding, upgrades website

A year ago, Utah Onions Inc. celebrated its 40th anniversary, and took that milestone as an opportunity to refresh its brand, with a new name and logo, as Onions 52.
Nov 07, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #Onions

Put the hankies away, Sunions to return to stores

Quit yer cryin’ … Sunions are on their way.
Oct 18, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Onions, #PMA

Thomas Fresh “Think Pink” onions raise funds for cancer research

Calgary, Alberta-based Thomas Fresh is raising funds for breast cancer research with sales of its “Think Pink” labeled onions.
Oct 04, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Onions

Retailers show support for new ag scholarship program

Participating retailers in 30 states are contributing a percentage of sales from selected volumes of Vidalia onions to provide college scholarships to support future farmers and agriculture professionals.
Sep 29, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Onions

Extreme heat shouldn't hurt Idaho/E. Oregon onions

Idaho and eastern Oregon onion grower-shippers were off to a very hot start in mid-August, with extreme temperatures curtailing early harvest activities.