Del Monte and Marc's donate salad bars to Cleveland-area schools
Discount grocer Marc’s has teamed up with Del Monte Fresh Produce to provide self-serve salad bars to three schools in Mentor, OH, as part of the Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools initiative. The donations were celebrated Oct. 8 with a ribbon-cutting at Mentor High School in front of the school’s new salad bar. The event brought together school administrators, students and produce and retail grocery executives to celebrate... Read more

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New dedicated retail and Club Chef facility  will help General Produce serve Southeast
FOREST PARK, GA — Founded over four decades ago, General Produce LLC, now owned by the Castellini Group of Cos., has grown phenomenally. For years, the struggle for space on the Atlanta State Farmers Market, here, has been constant. Limited by existing boundaries, there has been no room for expansion, despite year-over-year growth. General Produce has taken... Read more

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Giorgio Fresh seeing tremendous growth  with Shiitake mushrooms
The entire mushroom category is experiencing strong growth, at least in part due to the Mushroom Council’s The Blend and topability initiatives. Increased consumer knowledge of the nutritional benefits of mushrooms is also fueling the fire. For Giorgio Fresh Co., headquartered in Blandon, PA, the increased demand is particularly strong for one variety. “At... Read more


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Steven Garza joins Kingdom Fresh sales team
Kingdom Fresh, a year-round grower-shipper specializing in a full assortment of tomatoes grown in Mexico, announced that on Oct. 7 Steven Garza joined its sales team. Garza, senior sales, has more than eight years of experience in the produce industry and will report to Guillermo Martinez, general manager. “Steven's... Read more