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Ahold Delhaize shaping the future of retail
Ahold Delhaize is partnering with Delft University of Technology to expand the company’s Artificial Intelligence for Retail Lab. The expansion comprises a robotics research program and test site for developing state-of-the-art innovations in the retail industry, including how robotic grippers can handle delicate items such as fruits and vegetables. This is the first expansion of Ahold Delhaize’s AIRLab, an industry-academic... Read more

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Boskovich adds head lettuce to program
For the first time in two decades, Boskovich Farms Inc. is producing an iceberg lettuce crop from its headquarters region in Southern California’s Ventura County. “We haven’t grown head lettuce in Oxnard in 20 years,” said Russell Widerburg, longtime sales manager of the firm. He said the company has put the crop in the ground for winter production this year... Read more

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Homegrown sees rise in organic citrus demand
Homegrown Organic Farms, located in Porterville, CA, is celebrating its 20th year as an organic marketer of citrus and the company continues to see growth across all of its categories. Over the last six years, the company has seen a big interest in organic citrus from retailer. Prior to that, much of the business had been managed by distributors and wholesalers. “Citrus... Read more

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Agriculture Secretary Sonny announced the appointment of 16 members to serve on the National Watermelon Promotion Board. The appointees will serve three-year terms from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021. Members appointed are: Dalton Willis Borders, Edinburg, TX Cody Buckley, San Antonio, TX Jordan... Read more