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PMA and United Fresh task force addresses recent food safety issues

Last year proved to be a difficult year for the leafy greens sector, with three outbreaks linked to romaine lettuce.

PMA names womens’ leadership events theme: I WILL

The Produce Marketing Association’s Center for Growing Talent is launching a new year of leadership development for women, with the theme “I WILL” for Women’s Fresh Perspective events.
Feb 11, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce (General), #PMA, #People

LEAD New York program accepting applications for class 18

The LEAD New York Program, Ithaca, is now accepting applications for its newest cohort, class 18.
Feb 11, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #People

Strawberries in demand for Valentine's Day as California rains persist

Demand is high for Florida strawberries as Valentine's Day approaches and rain hampers production in California.


14 U.S. farms win Cultivating Change Local Farm grants

Fourteen U.S. farms won a collective $85,100 from the Cultivating Change Local Farm Grant Program for improving the safety, efficiency or sustainability of their operations.

American Mushroom Institute hires executive director

The American Mushroom Institute has hired Rachel Roberts as executive director.

SpartanNash hires former Albertsons exec to lead merchandising

Lori Raya, the division president for Albertsons who led the post-merger transition with Safeway, is the new chief merchandising and marketing officer for SpartanNash.

In produce, it’s experience first, then knowledge

The produce business as I have known it is a business of experience first and knowledge second.

JOH announces hires for New England, Mid-Atlantic divisions

JOH, Billerica, Mass., has hired Christine Boettcher as an account executive in the New England division, and Christine DiGirolamo as an account manager in the Mid-Atlantic division.

Emerson releases new in-transit tracker

Emerson is releasing the GO Real-Time Flex Tracker, which monitors the ambient temperatures, relative humidity and pulp temperature readings for fresh produce in transit.