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AWG to build new distribution hub in Mississippi

Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers plans to complete a new distribution hub in Hernando, Miss., in 2023.

CPMA announces 2020-21 board members

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has a new board of directors for 2020-21.

Watermelon board rolls out supplier database

The National Watermelon Promotion Board is rolling out a database to connect growers and distributors with buyers.

Georgia-based firm wins big federal contract

Atlanta-based Royal Food Service Co. has been awarded a maximum $465 million contract to supply for fresh fruits and vegetables to Georgia military and school customers.

Cheers to the heroes who don’t make headlines

Being the go-between guy isn’t always sexy.

LA produce markets: Buyers elusive, especially for foodservice

The COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on produce sales is playing out at terminal markets across the country, including the Los Angeles Wholesale Produce Market.

United Fresh and USDA offer Buy Fresh web seminar

The USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and the United Fresh Produce Association will partner on an April 23 web seminar discussing details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Purchase and Distribution Program.

USDA offers web seminar on $300 million COVID-19 purchase program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is offering a web seminar on April 21 to explain details of its “Buy Fresh” program funded through the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

California ag secretary thanks distributors, retailers

California Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross has penned a thank-you letter for retailers and food distributors across the country.

Produce operators reflect on COVID-19 lessons

Constant communication with employees and strong buyer-seller relationships have helped produce operators manage the choppy waters since the COVID-19 crisis began.