Oxnard, CA-based Mission Produce has entered a formal marketing and distribution agreement with Colombian avocado grower-packer Cartama, one of the largest producers of Hass avocados in Colombia. The company has been growing and distributing avocados for more than 16 years. In recent years Cartama has been rapidly expanding its avocado production, and will have nearly 1,000 hectares in production by the end of 2017. “We... Read more

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J&K moves office to downtown Philadelphia
Those who visit the offices of J&K Fresh East, a division of 721 Logistics LLC, can now walk five minutes to see Independence Hall. Or stroll to one of 50 good restaurants. Larry Antonucci Jr., the president of the company, previously kept a comfortable, modern office near the Philadelphia airport. But that area is better known for the ducks that swim in... Read more

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Timing and patience are paying off for Manfredi
A future major expansion into New Jersey by Manfredi Cold Storage beyond its massive Kennett Square, PA, facility reflects the nation’s economic times — and the expansion of the Delaware Valley’s perishable trade. Frank Manfredi Sr. is a partner with his brother, John Manfredi, in owning the Manfredi Cos. Frank Manfredi heads the cold storage... Read more


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NYAA announces changes to marketing and communications staff
New York Apple Association Inc. President and Chief Executive Officer Cynthia Haskins will direct the association’s activities to market and promote the 2017 New York state apple crop, and has assembled an experienced staff team of both new and familiar faces to assist her. “I am very excited... Read more