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Apeel Sciences secures $250 million in financing

Santa Barbara,Calif.-based Apeel Sciences has announced $250 million in new financing, and endorsements from Oprah Winfrey and Katy Perry. 
The financial boosts brings the company’s valuation to more than $1 billion.

Peppers offer place to stand out

Peppers are a mainstay of retail fresh produce departments, and for good reason. Retailers use fresh peppers as a destination category to attract attention and to stand out to their shoppers.

Mucci, Mastronardi, Little Potato Co., La Huerta earn CPMA honors

A paper top seal package from Mucci Farms and a snacking tomato from Mastronardi Produce’s Honey Bombs line were among the recipients of the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s New Produce Showcase Awards.

United Natural Foods recalls fresh basil after Cyclospora test

United Natural Foods Inc. is recalling packages of organic fresh basil from Colombia because it might be contaminated by Cyclospora.

A&A Organic shipping full line of spring vegetables

A&A Organic Farms, Watsonville, Calif., is busy with a full line of spring crops.

Cal-Organic’s potato season starts soon

Grimmway Farms is preparing to ship new crop organic red and gold potatoes from its Cal-Organic Farms division from California.

Wholesum adds organic butternut, spaghetti squash

Wholesum, Amado, Ariz., has added organic and fair trade butternut and spaghetti squash to its line-up.

Delilah Romo joins Pacific Organic Produce in commodity sales

Pacific Organic Produce has hired Delilah Romo as a commodity sales specialist.

Demand grows for organic Vidalia onions

The demand for organic has infiltrated the sweet Vidalia onion world — a demand that’s rising incrementally year after year, growers and marketers say.

Homegrown Organic rebrand includes new logo and packaging

Homegrown Organic Farms, Porterville, Calif., has rebranded, with a new logo and packaging design.