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Sterling-Rice Group tabbed to lead blueberry council foodservice work

The U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council has contracted with the Sterling-Rice Group to lead its integrated foodservice marketing and promotional activities for the council and the blueberry industry.

Director of trade policy hired by California Table Grape Commission

The Fresno, Calif.-based California Table Grape Commission has hired Jodi Devaurs as director of trade policy.

Bank of America finances growth for Little Leaf Farms

Devens, Mass.-based greenhouse grower Little Leaf Farms is entering expansion mode with the help of nearly $40 million from Bank of America.

USDA expands citrus quarantine in Texas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is expanding the area quarantined for citrus greening in Texas,

UPDATED: Hepatitis A outbreak linked to blackberries count increases

(UPDATED, 5:15 p.m.) Case count increases again for hepatitis A outbreak potentially linked to blackberries

Report: Supermarkets can move beyond plastics

Smart supermarkets of the future can leave behind much of their reliance on single-use packaging, a new report from Greenpeace USA claims.

Sustainable packaging choices not always simple

The demand for sustainability in packaging is growing but the choices in pursuit of that goal aren’t necessarily easy.

Dole Food’s Goldfield assumes chair of PBH

Bil Goldfield of Dole Food Company is the new chairman of the board for the Produce for Better Health Foundation.
Dec 03, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #PBH

Cambridge Farms sees buyers, sellers as partners

Cambridge Farms works with potato growers throughout the East Coast region and works with markets for major growers in Maine.

Zespri’s New Zealand shipments of SunGold eclipse Zespri Green

The final 2019 shipments of Zespri’s New Zealand kiwifruit crop were heading to Asian markets in December, putting an exclamation point on a season that saw SunGold shipments exceed Zespri Green for the first time.