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Chelan Fresh is expanding

Chelan, Wash.-based Chelan Fresh Marketing continues to expand its supplier base, said Tim Evans, general sales manager.

Dried plums no longer: California prunes have new brand

The California Dried Plum Board is once again embracing “prunes,” 19 years after changing its name and the way the dried fruit was marketed.

Sun World Innovations names grape marketers for U.S., Canada

Sun World Innovations, Palm Desert, Calif., has chosen a group of companies to import and market proprietary grapes in North America.

Chilean Kiwifruit Committee debuts North American marketing

The Chilean Kiwifruit Committee is kicking off its first marketing campaign for North America, following rising volumes of the Fruit arriving in the U.S. each season.

Japanese retailer buys meal kit company Purple Carrot

Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi sees a big opportunity in meal kits, with the U.S. market expected to double by 2022 and the Japanese market also quickly growing.

Japanese retailer buys meal kit company Purple Carrot

Tokyo-based Oisix ra daichi sees a big opportunity in meal kits, with the U.S. market expected to double by 2022 and the Japanese market also quickly growing.

Northwest cherry growers say crop’s later, but good

Northwest cherry grower-shippers are expecting to have plenty of product for their June-August market window this year.

Peppers add a slash of color

Retailers say bell peppers and sweet mini peppers can really brighten up a produce department.

Del Monte vegetable trays linked to salmonella outbreak

The Food and Drug Administration is inspecting a Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. facility after four cases of salmonellosis were linked to vegetable trays produced there.

Rainier Fruit promotes sales staff

Rainier Fruit, Selah., Wash., has promoted Blake Belknap to vice president of sales and Blaine Markley has director of domestic sales.