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Produce (General)

Fresh-cut pears available from Crunch Pak soon

Crunch Pak, which pioneered sliced apple availability at retail and foodservice, is introducing sliced and diced fresh-cut pears.

Carolina growers expecting a good deal this year

Spring typically brings a cornucopia of fruits and vegetables from the Carolinas, and this year is no exception, suppliers and marketers say.

Grapes and pecans gain ground

Arkansas apple acreage has declined but acreage for the state’s grapes and pecans has risen in the past five years.

Officials find $18.5 million in drugs in carrot shipment in Texas

Customs and Border Protection officials found $18.5 million worth of methamphetamine in a commercial load of carrots crossing into Pharr, Texas.

Kwik Lok offers more sustainable option with Eco-Lok

Bag closure company Kwik Lok Corp., Yakima, Wash., has introduced Eco-Lok, a sustainable product made from a plant-based biopolymer.

Brian Jenny joins BrightFarms

Brian Jenny has joined BrightFarms, Irvington, N.Y., as vice president of sales.

Arkansas produce marketers ready for this season’s crops

Ample rain and cool nights have characterized spring weather, but Arkansas produce marketers say they expect 2019 crop prospects to be solid this year.

U.S. organic sales break $50 billion mark

U.S. organic sales hit a record $52.5 billion in 2018, up 6.3% from the previous year.

Study explores how ‘shopping guilt’ affects purchases

A survey of 2,100 shoppers found that many say they care about company behavior and report having changed their buying habits when they found out a company was harming the environment or treating employees badly.

Avocados chart strong sales for Christmas, New Years

The Hass Avocado Board, which breaks down avocado sales for holidays throughout the seasons, has reported the fourth quarter of 2018 marked a four-year high.