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Sweet! Bailey Farms expands DulceFina pepper acreage

Bailey Farms, Oxford, N.C., is expanding acreage of its DulceFina peppers in response to consumer demand.
Mar 01, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail

Produce education opportunities plentiful at NGA Show

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Independent retailers at the National Grocers Association Show had the chance to hear about organic produce, varieties seeing growth, sales opportunities and the Double Up Food Bucks program.

Price Chopper names new president, CEO

Overland Park, Kan.-based Price Chopper Enterprises has selected retail veteran Brian Haaraoja as its new president and CEO.

Campbell Soup to sell Garden Fresh Gourmet

Campbell Soup Co., Camden, N.J., plans to sell fresh salsa, hummus and soup company Garden Fresh Gourmet to an affiliate of Fountain of Health USA, which also makes hummus and other dips.
Feb 27, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail

Homegrown Organic hires Parker Anderson in sales

Homegrown Organic Farms, Porterville, Calif., has hired Parker Anderson as sales category manager.

Stemilt ends use of anti-ripening agents on pears

Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers will no longer use anti-ripening agents on pears, saying they compromise optimum flavor.

Feb 26, 2019 by Ashley Nickle #Produce Retail, #Pears

Hy-Vee employee wins 2019 Best Bagger Championship at NGA Show

Dwayne Campbell from West Des Moines, Iowa-based Hy-Vee won the Best Bagger Championship and $10,000 at the NGA Show Feb. 25.

Whole Foods, Wegmans, Stop & Shop among buyers attending PMA event

The Produce Marketing Association expects more than 30 buyers from 24 companies to participate in its Fresh Connections: Retail event in Philadelphia in April.

Dole honors females with ‘Captain Marvel’ inspired promo

Dole is honoring fictional and real female superheros with a promotion centering on Captain Marvel and her alter-ego Carol Danvers.

Dried Arctic ApBitz snacks available on Amazon again


Arctic ApBitz dried apple snacks are available through Amazon again, with a new variety.
Feb 19, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Apples