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Packer 25 — Paul Coronella

Paul Coronella shows up to buy and sell vegetables at 1:30 a.m. six days a week at Peter Condakes Co., nestled in the Chelsea, Mass.-based New England Produce Center.

Tour de Fresh sets record with $175,000 for salad bars

ANAHEIM, Calif. — In the words of Cindy Jewell, the 2019 Tour de Fresh riders and sponsors “blew it out of the park.”

Get an Avo-Audit from West Pak at Fresh Summit

West Pak Avocado is off to Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit to feature the bagged avocado program, support retailers using Avo-Opportunities, and offer regional category reviews, aka Avo-Audits.

NJ-based AeroFarms receives sustainability award, launches microgreens

Newark, N.J.-based AeroFarms won the Responsible Business Award for Sustainable Innovation at the Ethical Corporation Awards, a Reuters event.

FDA’s New Era of Food Safety meeting, webcast, reach capacity

A meeting designed to shed light on the FDA’s New Era of Smarter Food Safety initiative is so popular that no spots are available, and the webcast of the meeting has also hit the maximum number allowed.

Tasteful Selections goes big with small bite Nibbles

Tasteful Selections, in partnership with Bancroft, Wis.-based RPE Inc., is introducing Nibbles, a small bite in the potato category.

Costa Rica produce to be exhibited to U.S. marketers

Costa Rica plans to bring a wide assortment of produce to the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Western Growers selects Dave Puglia as president and CEO

Dave Puglia is succeeding Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years as the president and CEO of Western Growers.

Packer 25 — Jeff Schrett

In an industry rightly proud of its multi-generational heritage, sometimes a new face can be helpful too.

NatureSweet partners with TV’s Chadwick Boyd at Fresh Summit

TV food and lifestyle expert Chadwick Boyd will whip up recipes featuring NatureSweet Cherub and Comet greenhouse tomatoes at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.