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California Giant names finalists for Chef Invitational

California Giant Berry Farms’ Third Annual Chef Invitational is moving online and add a philanthropic component, giving non-profits the ability to win cash prizes.

Wholly Smashed and Diced Avocados ready for snacking

The makers of the Wholly Guacamole brand has a new Wholly Avocado Diced Avocado and single-serve Smashed Avocado products.

Produce industry adapts, works toward reducing packaging materials

Using fewer materials in packaging for fresh produce costs less in dollars as well as environmental impact, marketers say.

Award-winning produce managers give advice on launching new products

Five produce managers being recognized this year by United as some of the best in the nation listed partnerships, marketing investment and sampling as key factors in successful new product launches.

Canada to require LGMA certification for Arizona leafy greens

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency will be requiring that leafy greens from Arizona must be from a grower involved in the state’s Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement to be imported into Canada.

Zespri boosts kiwifruit production through Hazel Tech

Growers with New Zealand kiwifruit marketer Zespri International will be using a new product from Hazel Technologies to improve production.

Eco-friendly produce packaging, waste reduction are good business

Sustainability is more than a commitment; it’s a statement, marketers say. Companies are communicating with customers and consumers about sustainable/environmentally conscious practices, they note.

Marketers see uptick in online deliveries amid COVID-19 restrictions

Online grocery purchasing and delivery will continue to spread, long after the current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has dissipated, and the packaging industry likely will grow with it, marketers say. 

Longer shelf life curbs needless waste, marketers say

While package makers focus on minimizing waste that ends up in landfills, they’re also mindful to minimize biodegradable waste by developing bags, clamshells and boxes that protect product shelf life, marketers say.

Conversations at United — Brianna Shales with Stemilt

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers has been talking with virtual booth visitors at United Fresh Live! about its cherries, its Rave apples and its stone fruit.