Produce (General)

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Produce (General)

Robinson Fresh’s Jim Lemke plans 2019 retirement

Jim Lemke, who joined C.H. Robinson in 1989 and has led its Robison Fresh division since it was established, is planning to retire this year.

Mexican greenhouse production soars

Every year, Mexican producers are growing more of their product under protected agriculture.

Fresh trends data shows appeal of sweet potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a popular vegetable among U.S. shoppers, with female, white and high-income consumers among the most frequent purchasers.

Kool Logistics opens Los Angeles office

Kool Logistics LLC, based in Nashville, has opened a full-service office in Los Angeles.

The case for food as medicine grows stronger

ORLANDO, Fla. — There’s never been a better time to highlight the inherent health benefits of fresh produce in marketing strategies: Food is medicine, and the science keeps backing it up.

Florida Classic Growers rolls out peach pouch

Florida Classic Growers is launching a 2-pound peach pouch bag this season, said Al Finch, president of Florida Classic Growers.

Florida blueberry group works on crop forecasting

Florida Blueberry Growers Association received a Specialty Crop Block Grant in 2019.

Blueberry growers look to modernize

The Southeast blueberry industry is at a crossroads as it looks to modernize with more accurate tracking, improve its fruit varieties and find ways to deal with approaching market saturation and increasing imports.

Tomato per capita growth to continue

The reasons behind gains in per capita consumption growth of fresh tomatoes over the past 40 years are analyzed in a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Bonduelle Fresh Americas hires general counsel

Bonduelle Fresh Americas, formerly Ready Pac Foods, has hired Monica Johnson as general counsel to its executive committee.