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Have a Plant succeeds PBH's Fruits & Veggies — More Matters

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Have a Plant will succeed Fruits & Veggies — More Matters as the new consumer marketing message from the Produce for Better Health Foundation to promote fruit and vegetable consumption.
Apr 23, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #PBH

Vidalia Onion Committee kicks off ‘Sweet Life’ campaign

Vidalia onions are now shipping to retailers, and the Vidalia Onion Committee is celebrating its new marketing campaign, The Sweet Life.

Giant Food to pilot Produce Rx program

Medicaid beneficiaries with diet-related chronic illnesses can receive prescriptions and coupons for fresh produce as a part of a pilot with a Giant Food store in Washington D.C.

Flavor expects huge growth for Verry Cherry plums

Hanford, Calif.-based Flavor Tree Fruit Co. LLC now is focusing on specialty items for the California summer fruit deal, and perhaps its biggest is its Verry Cherry plum – a high-brix fruit cross between various cherry and plum varieties, said Maurice Cameron, president.

Gem avocados from Index Fresh return to store shelves

Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., is again shipping Gem avocados, to complement full-size hass avocados grown in California.

PMA CEO urges industry to get produce in the plant-based conversation

PHILADELPHIA — The growing interest in plant-based diets is an opportunity the produce industry needs to seize, PMA CEO Cathy Burns said April 11 during her address at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Connections Retail event.

Consumer Reports ranks best grocery stores for produce quality, variety

Central Market, Wegmans, Heinen’s, Gelson’s, Trader Joe’s and Market Basket scored highest in customer satisfaction in the latest ranking of grocery stores by Consumer Reports.

Taylor Farms buys Earthbound Farm from Danone

Taylor Farms, Salinas, Calif., has purchased Earthbound Farm from France-based Danone SA.

Setton Farms spices up pistachios with new line

Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella (Calif.) Inc., is introducing a line of five seasoned pistachio kernals.

Four companies win product awards at CPMA

MONTREAL — Mann Packing, Mucci Farms, Schur Packaging Systems and Mastronardi Produce took home product awards from the Canadian Produce Marketing Association convention and expo.