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Produce (General)

Big Idaho Potato Truck wraps up 2017 tour

The Idaho Potato Commission’s biggest marketing campaign, the Big Idaho Potato Truck, has been a few places since it started touring the country in 2012.

Georgia port OKs rail, trucking projects

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved projects to increase capacity at the Garden City Terminal through rail and gate expansion projects.

Growers promoting much larger Kanzi crop

CMI Orchards and Applewood Orchards both expect to have more than double the Kanzi volume they produced last season.

ELD implementation worries trucking leaders

The planned implementation of the Department of Transportation’s Electronic Logging Device requirements in mid-December for truckers may force out some of the industry’s best truck drivers. 

Packer 25 — Ricardo Crisantes

Wholesum Family Farms in Nogales, Ariz., has been a 100% organic fresh vegetable supplier for several years, but that’s not the main factor in the company’s growth.

Category Partners acquires Beacon Research Solutions

Analytics firm Category Partners has purchased Beacon Research Solutions, and principal Cara Ammon is joining Category Partners as director of research.

Avocados From Mexico brings avo toast home for the holidays

Avocados From Mexico is encouraging consumers to get into the holiday spirit with its Season’s Eatings promotion, Nov. 10 through Dec. 31, which asks families to put their own spin on avocado toast.

Albertsons expands partnership with IRI

Analytics company IRI will be providing supply chain services to Albertsons, an expansion of an earlier relationship focused on maximizing point-of-sale data.

Packer 25 — Paul Lightfoot

Paul Lightfoot and his 110 “true believers” are on a mission: to grow local greenhouse produce on a commercial scale for major supermarkets across the country.

Packer 25 — Mike Roberts

Mike Roberts, the director of produce operations for Harps , started in the business years ago as a part-time clerk. So did Josh Rector, produce category manager, who was a teen when he began there nearly a decade ago.