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The Delhaize Group saw revenue growth during the four quarter of 2014, and the company announced positive numbers for 2014 as a whole. Frans Muller, president and chief executive officer, also noted that in 2015 the company will be focused on continuing to roll out the Easy, Fresh & Affordable strategy at Food Lion. Easy, Fresh & Affordable is a multi-year initiative to make shopping easier for Food Lion customers... Read more

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Organic mushroom sales continue to rise at a nice rate for Giorgio Fresh
“The organic mushroom market continues to grow at a nice rate,” said Bill Litvin, vice president of sales and national account manager for Giorgio Fresh, headquartered in Temple, PA. “According to a recent shipping report from The Mushroom Council, the industry saw organic sales increase by 19.3 percent while volume increased by 15.6 percent in the month of... Read more

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LaGrasso Bros. celebrates 100th anniversary, welcomes new generation
LaGrasso Bros. Produce, a produce and food distributor located in Detroit, celebrated its 100th anniversary this past year with new restaurant openings and increased same store sales. “The economy in Michigan has been gaining momentum in recent years and 2014 is a reflection of that continued growth,” said Thomas LaGrasso III, vice president of operations at... Read more

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Mucci Farms, based in Kingsville, ON, announced the addition of Stephen Cowan to its sales and marketing department on Jan. 26. Cowan brings over 14 years of experience in the produce industry to his new position as key account manager. Some of his previous positions have included retail produce manager,... Read more

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New Products Showcase: Stemilt Fresh Blenders provide convenience to consumers
A healthy, nutritious breakfast is just a fingertip away with Stemilt Growers’ new “Fresh Blenders” line of apples. “It became quite evident to us through consumer research and engagement that people were using apples in their juicers and blenders at home as a way to get more servings of fruits and... Read more