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USDA considers imports of Peruvian raspberries

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering allowing imports of fresh raspberries from Peru into the U.S.

Naturipe Farms sustainable packaging goal removes tons of plastic

Naturipe Farms, Salinas, Calif., which has undertaken a commitment to sustainable packaging, plans to remove 48 metric tons of plastic from its packaging in 2020.

California Giant names finalists for Chef Invitational

California Giant Berry Farms’ Third Annual Chef Invitational is moving online and add a philanthropic component, giving non-profits the ability to win cash prizes.

Solid season seen for upcoming summer berries

A fruitful season should be in store for the summer berry categories, as grower-shippers report ample supplies of good-quality fruit.

Marketscope — Fruit f.o.b.s as of June 1

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from shipments for the fresh market.

Fresh produce posts another strong week with 17% sales growth

Fresh produce dollar sales growth has exceeded 17% in back-to-back weeks, leveling out for the first time since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S.

Women in Produce — Janis McIntosh

A relentless curiosity drives Janis McIntosh, director of marketing innovation and sustainability for Salinas, Calif.-based Naturipe Farms.

New foodservice report covers how operators are adapting amid COVID-19

The newest Fresh Insights for Foodservice report features baby lettuces, acorn squash, grapes and more, plus a section on how foodservice operators have been adapting their business models in light of COVID-19.

Mastronardi’s Wow berries win best promo award at Fresh Summit

Mastronardi Produce, Kingsville, Ontario, was recognized as having the Best Overall Product Promo at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit for Wow berries.

Naturipe to sample Pacific Centennial raspberry at expo

Naturipe is introducing a proprietary raspberry, the Pacific Centennial, designed to please consumer flavor demands, adapt to growing environments and please retailers with enhanced shelf stability.