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Morning Kiss Organic mandarin program expands

DiSilva Fruit, Chelsea, Mass., is expanding its Morning Kiss Organic mandarin program.

Friendly competition is key

As the industry enters 2020, I am a bit concerned about the state of it. We continue to see many outside factors continually eating away at the margins — issues such as recalls, labor, technology and sustainability.

BJ’s Charitable Foundation donates $50,000 to Forgotten Harvest

Westborough, Mass.-based BJ’s Wholesale Club has given a $50,000 donation to Forgotten Harvest, a Feeding America member food bank.

C.H. Robinson to acquire Prime Distribution Services

C.H. Robinson, Eden Prairie, Minn., plans to purchase Prime Distribution Services.

Pro Citrus Network’s red mandarin, MandaRosa, heads to stores

Pro Citrus Network, Visalia, Calif., has a new brand of seedless red mandarins, the MandaRosa.

Packer Insight — Produce online plus Lucky's and EcoFarm

Tom Karst and Ashley Nickle review stories of interest including new research about produce and online grocery, to the latest on the Lucky's Market bankruptcy, to takeaways from the EcoFarm conference.

Lucky’s Market files for bankruptcy, plans to sell remaining stores

Niwot, Colo.-based Lucky’s Market, after announcing last week that it would close 32 of its 39 locations, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and aims to sell its remaining stores.

Brian Cook assumes chairman role at FPFC

Brian Cook, the new chairman of the Fresh Produce & Floral Council, plans to “take a hard look at all FPFC events to make sure member value is there for retailers, the grower-shipper community and allied industries.”
Jan 28, 2020 by Tom Burfield #Produce Retail, #FPFC, #People, #FPFC

Citrus, bananas garner interest on Produce Market Guide

For the fourth week in a row, pummelos and oranges have led Produce Market Guide's top 20 fruits and vegetables, with cucumbers taking the No. 3 spot the week of Jan. 20.

Alpine Fresh, Berry Fresh introduce Sweet Karoline blackberries

Sweet Karoline blackberries will be making their way to supermarket shelves this year after seven years of research, development and market testing.