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Vertical Roots, Andrew Hare wins 2019 SEPC Next Generation Award

Andrew Hare, co-founder and general manager of Vertical Roots was named the Southeast Produce Council 2019 recipient of the Next Generation Award.
Sep 19, 2019 by Cristin Shepard #SEPC, #People, #Awards

Dominick’s Finer Foods’ Frank Capone remembered

Frank Capone, who spent some of his 30 years at Dominick’s Finer Foods as a buyer of imported produce in Nogales, Ariz., has died.

EPC leadership group tours New Jersey’s Wightman Farms

The Eastern Produce Council’s Leadership Program visited Morristown, N.J.-based Wightman Farms — the fourth leg of the program that included a tour and team-building exercises.

Nominations sought for Ontario produce awards

The Ontario Produce Marketing Association is asking for produce industry nominations by Sept. 27 to present four winners with awards at the association’s 28th annual Gala and Awards Ceremony.

California grape group hires David Dudley in category development

The California Table Grape Commission, Fresno, has hired David Dudley as marketing director of category management.

Vision Produce promotes Lawton

Los Angeles-based Vision Produce Co. has promoted Dan Lawton to president and managing partner. 
Sep 14, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

Crystal Valley Foods adds industry veteran

Miami, Fla.-based Crystal Valley Foods has hired James Paul to join the company’s sales staff.
Sep 14, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #People

Industry invited to cheer on Tour de Fresh cyclists

As the sixth annual Tour de Fresh approaches, participants are inviting members of the produce industry to make plans to attend the Finish Line Ceremony as cyclists complete their rides.

National Mango Board hires retail account manager-West Coast

The National Mango Board has hired Michele Hoard as retail account manager for the West Coast.

Tom Nassif to receive Western Growers’ Award of Honor

Tom Nassif, president and CEO of Western Growers since 2002, has been named the recipient of the organization’s 2019 Award of Honor.