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Chile looking forward to better year for fruit exports
ANAHEIM, CA — An early-October freeze in fruit-growing regions in Chile is not expected to have a significant impact on export volume, according to officials at the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association and the Chilean Fruit Exporters Association, known commonly by the acronym ASOEX. Meeting with The Produce News during the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit Convention & Exposition, here, Ronald Bown, chairman of... Read more

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Fresh Insights: Glass door merchandising is a fast-growing trend in produce
The produce industry is changing at lightning speed. There are a number of new products, merchandising techniques, equipment and other ideas constantly being introduced into the world of produce. Walt Disney once said, “We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” I personally... Read more

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Houweling’s Tomatoes places emphasis on flavor
Houweling’s Tomatoes has been growing hydroponic greenhouse tomatoes since Casey Houweling built British Columbia’s first large-scale tomato greenhouse farm in 1985. “It’s been nearly 30 years since we planted our first six acres of Beefsteak tomatoes in Delta, BC,” Houweling, chief executive officer, recalled in a press release. “Acceptance for greenhouse tomatoes... Read more

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Crunch Pak adds Jenni James as business analyst
Crunch Pak, a supplier of fresh sliced apples based in Cashmere, WA, announced the hire of Jenni James as its new business analyst. James comes to Crunch Pak with a wealth of analytic experience. Prior to joining the company, she spent the last few years as a professor of agribusiness at California... Read more

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IPC launches new national television commercial
For the past two years, the Idaho Potato Commission's national television commercial has featured the Great Big Idaho Potato Truck and a perplexed potato farmer who can't seem to keep tabs on it and its fun-loving Tater Team. Now, the IPC has launched a new national television commercial that... Read more