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Industry icon and pioneer Frieda Caplan dies at 96
One of the true icons of the fresh produce industry, Frieda Rapoport Caplan, died of natural causes on Saturday, Jan. 18, at the age of 96. Ms. Caplan was known throughout the industry, and to consumers, by her first name, which also served as her company moniker, Frieda's Inc. She launched the specialty produce category with the founding of her Los Angeles wholesale operation in the 1960s and is largely credited with introducing,... Read more

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Optimism for this winter's Wisconsin russets
It was a great holiday and the markets are staying strong for Bushmans’ Russet potatoes, according to Michael Gatz, director of business development for Bushmans’. The Rosholt, WI-based company has been shipping potatoes for 110 years.Nic Bushman and Michael Gatz of Bushmans’ Inc. “We are quietly optimistic that the storage potatoes will make it through the... Read more

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Tough competition, customers keep Rocky Produce sharp
As a fourth-generation family-owned wholesale distributor, doing business on the Detroit Produce Terminal for more than 50 years, Rocky Produce knows what it takes to be a success in the ever-changing produce world. “It’s staying united together. It’s hard work and that fundamental will never change, but we all have a common goal and an enthusiasm for this... Read more


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California Giant Berry Farms expands executive team
California Giant Berry Farms kicked off the new year by adding a new member to its executive team, welcoming Sean Martin as chief financial officer to the growing company. Martin will supersede Dan Nicola as he begins his transition into retirement after serving as CFO for more than 30 years with the... Read more