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Stop & Shop strike ends with barren produce departments
Stop & Shop, an Ahold Delhaize company, announced a tentative agreement of terms with five local unions, which allowed Stop & Shop's 31,000 associates in New England to return to work on Monday. The strikes had affected 246 of Stop & Shop's 415 stores and lasted 11 days, having started on April 11. These photos of the produce department at the Stop & Shop location in Westport, CT, the night of Monday, April... Read more

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Homegrown Organics expects normal tree fruit season
Mother Nature has brought California an abnormal winter with a tremendous amount of rain and snow. In fact, for the first time since 2011, no part of the state is currently enduring drought conditions. Stephen PaulBut this abnormal weather is expected to produce a “normal” organic tree fruit crop, according to Stephen Paul, stone fruit and blueberry category... Read more

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Christopher Ranch offering only California-grown organic garlic
With an increase in acreage, Gilroy, CA-based Christopher Ranch LLC has been able to follow through on its goal of only growing its organic garlic in the state of California for the 2018-19 season. Previously, the firm had augmented its domestic organic garlic supply with some organic garlic from Argentina to help fill orders as the season neared its end. Executive... Read more

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BC Tree Fruits names new CEO
BC Tree Fruits Cooperative has named two new senior executives — Todd McMyn as chief executive officer and Ross Dwhytie as chief financial officer. McMyn joined the cooperative effective April 1 and Dwhytie April 8. “We are extremely excited to welcome two solid leaders to the cooperative,” said Chairman... Read more