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Former Del Monte, Sunsweet exec Bill Haase dies

William “Bill” Haase, former vice president of sales and marketing for Del Monte Fresh Produce and CEO of Sunsweet Growers, has died.

Reggie Brown: From 4-H to negotiating trade

From raising chickens for a  4-H project to representing Florida tomato growers, Reggie Brown has been dedicated to Florida’s agricultural industry.

Rollandelli, ‘Godfather of Asparagus’ at JMB, dies

Leo Rollandelli, aka the “Godfather of Asparagus” who ran Jacobs, Malcolm, and Burtt for nearly five decades, died Oct. 31. He was 77.

Tour de Fresh school salad bar fundraiser offers sponsorships

Tour de Fresh, presented by The California Giant Foundation, is offering sponsorships for its sixth ride in the fall of 2019, along the majestic Big Sur Highway One in California.
Nov 16, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #People

Steve Church honored with Valley of the World Award

Steve Church, chairman of Church Brothers Farm, Salinas, Calif., was honored with the National Steinbeck Center’s Valley of the World Award.
Nov 15, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Crops, #People

McInerney to retire from Western Growers in March

With a career spanning more than 40 years, Western Growers executive Matt McInerney plans to retire in March.

Dole Food HQ expected to reopen after fire evacuation

The massive Woolsey Fire that has destroyed hundreds of homes and forced thousands of residents to flee, caused the temporary shutdown of Dole Food Co., Westlake Village, Calif.

Tonya Hill joins London Fruit in retail role

London Fruit, Pharr, Texas, has hired Tonya Hill as retail development manager in sales.

Durell Strouse joins North Shore Living as sales manager

North Shore Living has hired Durell Strouse as sales manager.
Nov 09, 2018 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #People

Packer 25 — Dan Bourgault

Dan Bourgault, recently with Instacart and now headed to a new grocery tech startup in the Northwest U.S., is a man seeking to stay one step ahead of rapidly evolving technology in online grocery sales.