Albertsons Cos. announced two key digital leaders who will collectively add 30 years of digital leadership experience in product and digital technology respectively: Karl Varsanyi, who helped develop into one of the largest eCommerce sites in the United States; and Ramiya Iyer, who was instrumental in building and scaling Levi Strauss & Co.’s platforms and analytic capabilities worldwide. “After... Read more

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HERMOSILLO, SONORA — For the first time ever, in mid-April the first fresh grapes were shipped from Jalisco. As The Produce News reported April 17, the fruit came from a new vineyard and packing facility created by Grupo Molina, which is based here. In a late-April meeting here at corporate headquarters, Jerry Havel, director of sales and marketing for... Read more

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Giumarra  expecting strong  summer
The Giumarra Cos. has been working with New Zealand for more than 20 years to import fruit to North America, and are gearing up for an expected strong summer season, starting with its Nature’s Partner Meyer lemons program. “New Zealand represents a key supply area for us with excellent quality and volumes of apples, pears, and kiwifruit during a... Read more


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Tanimura & Antle names director of organics
Tanimura & Antle, based in Salinas, CA, has hired Chris Glynn as director of organics. The move is a continuation of the company’s effort to build its team with leading organic veterans and lays the groundwork for a rollout of organic products. Glynn worked at Earthbound Farm since 2005, most... Read more