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Itaueira Farms launches new sliced melon product
ANAHEIM, CA — Itaueira Farms, which markets premium extra-sweet melons from Brazil under the "REI" brand, introduced a new sliced melon pack at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Convention & Expo, here. The launch of the new product follows the 2013 debut of a fresh-cut melon pack, which featured chunks of the premium Brazilian Canary melons for which the company has built a following for the past several... Read more

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Produce Monkey, a start-up venture that combines the power of social media with some of the most essential and effective tools needed for today's top produce professionals, announced that users can now download the mobile platform on their iPhone or Android phones. "We are excited to make these time-saving tools Produce Monkey has to offer available to members... Read more

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Peter Condakes Co. moves sales to New England Produce Center
Peter John Condakes, president of Peter Condakes Co. Inc., told The Produce News that the company has made some major location changes in recent times. “Suzanne Polymeros, a vice president and partner is in charge of fruit and western vegetables,” explained Condakes. “Peter Leo Condakes is also a vice president and in charge of Southern and imported vegetables.... Read more


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Dan Symms of Symms Fruit dies at 52
Daniel Thomas Symms, director of sales and vice president of Symms Fruit Ranch Inc. in Caldwell, ID, died Oct. 7 following a valiant battle with cancer. He was 52. Mr. Symms was born Nov. 4, 1961, in Helena, MT, the first child of former Idaho Sen. Steven Symms and his wife Frances Stockdale Symms.... Read more


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PMA TV recaps Fresh Summit 2014
Two years after a record-breaking convention in Anaheim, CA, PMA Fresh Summit returned to the city with a new record number of exhibitors and produce industry members from more than 60 countries around the world. Oct. 17 Oct. 18 Oct. 19 Read more