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Key Technology promotes Alvaro Nunez to California sales role

Key Technology has promoted Alvaro Nunez to area sales manager for Central and Northern California.

Global company opens food lab in Fresno

Eurofins Scientific is opening a food testing laboratory complex in Fresno, Calif., this summer.

Baldor’s Thomas McQuillan’s new role, and Imperfect Produce debut

Baldor Specialty Foods, Hunt’s Point, N.Y., has promoted Thomas McQuillan to vice president of strategy, culture and sustainability.

Fresh produce bin engineered to reduce shrink

JMT US and Macro Plastics are launching bin for fresh produce specifically engineered for controlled atmosphere environments to extend shelf life.

Sakata Seed America sells onion breeding program

Sakata Seed American, Morgan Hill, Calif., has sold its onion breeding program to Cape Town, South Africa-based Zaad Holdings Ltd.

Packer Insight — Leafy greens task force and China tariffs

Editor Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss the big stories of the week, including recommendations from the Leafy Greens Food Safety Task Force and the latest back-and-forth with China on trade.

Avocado shipper slows ripening with Hazel Technologies

Shelf-life enhancement company Hazel Technologies has a new partnership with AMR Agro, a Dominican Republic green-skin avocado packer-exporter.

Sysco’s FreshPoint to add fresh-cut capabilities in Dallas

Sysco Corp. is expanding its FreshPoint Dallas facility with a 65,000-square-foot projects that stresses sustainability and adds fresh-cut operations.

Del Fresco to more than double greenhouse strawberries this fall

Canadian greenhouse grower Del Fresco Produce is launching the second phase of its strawberry production, bumping acreage from six to a total of 17 acres.

Albertsons, investment firm partner to fund new grocery tech

Albertsons Cos. and venture capitalist Greycroft have created a fund that could put as much as $50 million toward developing technologies for the grocery space.