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Letter: 'Frieda put a dent in the produce universe'

The recent death of Frieda Caplan reminds me of how much has changed in the 40-plus years I have worked in the produce. It too reminds me how much we all owe to Frieda for the business we love today.

Equitable Food Initiative creates workforce development role

The Equitable Food Initiative has promoted Ana Luisa “Lulu” Rivera Collazo to workforce development specialist, a new position for the organization.

Ippolito International hires in sales, marketing

Ippolito International, Salinas, Calif., has added Lara Grossman and Roberto Ornelas to its sales and marketing staff.

BrightFarms expands sales staff, prepares for NE expansion

BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., has promoted Abby Prior to senior vice president of sales and marketing, and Matt DiNitto as director of sales — East.

Veg-Fresh opens La Quinta, Calif., office

Veg-Fresh Farms, Corona, Calif., has opened a sales office in La Quinta, Calif., to handle an expanding citrus and melon. Program

NJ Department of Agriculture appoints marketing, development head

The New Jersey Department of Agriculture has promoted Joe Atchison III to director of its marketing and development division.

Vic Smith, others join Brighter Bites board

Brighter Bites, Houston, recently elected three new board members.

PBH announces new awards to showcase produce consumption efforts

The Produce for Better Health Foundation has new awards to honor industry leaders, dieticians, influencers and promoters of the group’s new Have a Plant consumptions campaign.
Jan 22, 2020 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #PBH, #Awards, #People

Tomra Food names new leader

Michel Picandet is the new executive vice president and head of Tomra Food, which designs and makes fresh produce sorting and grading equipment.

Sev-Rend hires Art Vega as VP of business development

Packaging company Sev-Rend, Collinsville, Ill., has hired Art Vega as vice president of business development.