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J. Marchini Farms adds radicchio rosa to lineup

For nearly 100 years, the Marchini family has been farming in the Central Valley of California.

Frieda's: Specialty tropicals key to winter escape

Winter is here, and given the social restrictions necessitated by the global pandemic, some would say it is the winter of all winters.

Walmart grant to expand ethical recruitment of H-2A workers

Tacoma, Wash.-based Cierto, a recruiter of H-2A workers for U.S. growers, has received an $800,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation.

Stemilt Fast Facts: Apple sales up, volume down in late 2020

Stemilt’s marketing director Brianna Shales and communications manager, Katie Harmon, start 2021 by analyzing the last 12 weeks of Nielsen retail scan data during Stemilt’s Fast Facts: The Cast video analysis.

Strawberries catch eyes on PMG

Pummelos and oranges maintained the top two spots on PMG the first week of January, but strawberries rejoined the list at No. 3.

Mary Ellen Burris of Wegmans retires, wins award

After almost half a century, Mary Ellen Burris has retired from Rochester, N.Y.-based Wegmans Food Markets as senior vice president of consumer affairs.

Panel discussion at GOPEX to focus on organic imports

Industry members who source various organic fresh produce from around the world will talk opportunities and challenges for imported organic produce during a panel discussion Jan. 27 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

North Shore Living Herbs + Greens releases animated video

Taking a new approach in engaging with retailers, North Shore Living Herbs & Greens released an animated video that takes you on a journey through their hydroponic growing process from seed to store.

Packer Insight — Indoor ag, Potato Expo, New York and more

Catch up on the week in produce, including conversation on indoor agriculture and analysis from two conferences that happened virtually this week, with the editors of The Packer. 

Fresh potato sales hit record as 2020 ends

Retail fresh potato sales saw record growth of 12% in dollar sales and 8.2% in volume during the October-December quarter, according to Potatoes USA.