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Summer citrus on mind at CFFA
A chief goal of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association is to partner with retail chains across North America to set up savvy promotional campaigns for their shoppers. That dedication has helped the summer citrus category see strong growth. “In 2017, we ran promotions in more than 40 retail chains across the U.S.,” said Karen Brux, managing director of the CFFA, based in San Carlos, CA. “We expanded our marketing support to nationwide... Read more

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Mucci Farms win multiple awards at annual greenhouse competition
Mucci Farms has been awarded several top prizes at the 11th annual Greenhouse Competition held at the Leamington Fair. The big winner was Smuccies Sweet Strawberries that swept the all-new strawberry category with the Best Overall Strawberry, People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice awards. In addition, Mucci’s newest item, Cutecumber Poppers, a one-bite cucumber variety... Read more

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Major volume growth for Grapeman Farms/Stevco
Grapeman Farms and its marketing d.b.a., Stevco Inc., will have more volume this year than last year in their California grape program, according to Jared Lane, vice president of sales and marketing. “We’re adding a million boxes from last year to this year” for the season overall, Lane said. “All the growth is in new varieties.” Some of that growth will come... Read more


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Longtime FFVA President Mike Stuart to retire
Mike Stuart, president of the Florida Fruit & Vegetable Association, has notified the association’s board of directors of his intent to retire, according to FFVA Chairman Paul R. Orsenigo. A national search is under way to find a successor for Stuart, who has led the statewide association since 1992. “Mike’s... Read more