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Figs still top on Produce Market Guide, but chili peppers claim No. 2

Figs maintained their No. 1 place on Produce Market Guide last week for the sixth week in a row, but chili peppers vaulted from the No. 5 spot to No. 2.

Stater Bros. donates $100K, 150,000 pounds of food this summer

Stater Bros., San Bernardino, Calif., has donated $100,000 and more than 150,000 pounds of fresh produce and other food to food banks in its area this summer.

Sunset’s Sprinkles Tomatoes and Qukes: tiny but mighty

It’s back-to-school time, and Mastronardi Produce’s Sunset brand has new healthy snacks suitable for lunchboxes.

Coborn’s plans to pare down delivery service, focus on pickup

St. Cloud, Minn.-based Coborn’s will cease grocery deliveries from its Twin Cities-area facility later this week.

SpartanNash to exit Fresh Kitchen operations

SpartanNash plans to exit its Indianapolis-based Fresh Kitchen operations, which the company purchased as part of its Caito Foods acquisition in 2017.

Price Rite rebrands more stores to emphasize fresh

Five Connecticut locations of Price Rite Marketplace held grand re-openings last week, the latest step in the company's rebrand rollout.

Tomato negotiations sour

Negotiations on a new tomato suspension agreement were stuck in neutral in early August, with a danger of slipping into reverse.

Robb Bertels joins Sakata Seed America

Industry veteran Robb Bertels will be the new retail category manager for Morgan Hill, Calif.-based Sakata Seed America.

Retail potato sales value increases

Retail scan data from IRI for the July 2018 through the June 2019 marketing year reveals that total potato sales increased in dollars by 2% while sales volume declined by 1%.

Northgate Gonzalez Market CEO receives award

Northgate Gonzalez Market CEO Miguel Gonzalez received recognition as a legend of the industry at a recent luncheon of the Food Industries Sales Managers’ Club of Los Angeles.