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Stemilt Growers installing new cherry line

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers LLC soon will unveil a new Ultimate cherry line with electronic defect sorting and sizing technology, said Brianna Shales, communications manager.

Oppy celebrates anniversary of Orchard View partnership

Vancouver, British Columbia-based The Oppenheimer Group in 2019 is marking 10 years of marketing cherries from The Dalles, Ore.-based Orchard View Inc., said David Nelley, category vice president at Oppy.

Oneonta Trading ownership in third generation

Oneonta Trading Corp. now is 85 years old and has entered its third generation of ownership.

Chelan Fresh is expanding

Chelan, Wash.-based Chelan Fresh Marketing continues to expand its supplier base, said Tim Evans, general sales manager.

Dried plums no longer: California prunes have new brand

The California Dried Plum Board is once again embracing “prunes,” 19 years after changing its name and the way the dried fruit was marketed.

Organics strengthen position in Northwest cherry deal

Organic cherries probably lag a bit behind apples and pears in the Pacific Northwest, but cherries are making some gains, suppliers say.

California’s Concentric Power expanding its reach

Campbell, Calif.- based Concentric Power is expanding its reach across the state, with aims to expand throughout North America.

Japanese retailer buys meal kit company Purple Carrot

Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi sees a big opportunity in meal kits, with the U.S. market expected to double by 2022 and the Japanese market also quickly growing.

Japanese retailer buys meal kit company Purple Carrot

Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi sees a big opportunity in meal kits, with the U.S. market expected to double by 2022 and the Japanese market also quickly growing.

UPDATED: H. Brooks & Co., J&J Distributing acquired, renamed

Long-time Twin City produce companies H. Brooks & Co. and its affiliates, and J&J Distributing are being acquired and consolidated into a new company, known as New Harvest Foods, helmed by industry veteran Ron Carkoski.