IPC holiday promotion helps families in need
Retailers can help give back to the community during the holiday season thanks to a new retail coupon promotion from the Idaho Potato Commission, in partnership with Country Crock buttery spread. Unilever and the IPC are teaming up for the “Buy, Get, Give” program, which will run from Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, is designed to both drive sales and promote hunger relief. Under the program, with the purchase of two Country Crock... Read more

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Southern Produce Distributors continually growing in size and staff
The growing increase in demand for sweet potatoes has major producers making changes in many directions in order to keep up the stride to meet those demands. Southern Produce Distributors Inc., headquartered in Faison, NC, is a perfect example of a major and always growing producer. Stewart Precythe, president and chief executive officer, told The Produce News... Read more

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It will be hard to move potato prices upward before “all the doors are shut” and the storage facilities of the Red River Valley are full, said Paul Dolan, the manager of Associated Potato Growers Inc., located in Grand Forks, ND. On Sept. 17 he noted “the market is weak on ‘a’s’. The demand has been so-so. The ‘b’ deal has been good. But number-one a and two-a... Read more


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Esther Hernandez joins Veg-Fresh Farms' sales team
Corona, CA-based Veg-Fresh Farms recently added Esther Hernandez to its sales team. “With the addition of Esther Hernandez to the Veg-Fresh team, our offering, services and products will better address the needs of the independent retailer,” said Veg-Fresh Managing Partner Adam Cancellieri. Hernandez... Read more