US Foods re-launches company following failed merger
Following the termination of the merger agreement between US Foods and Sysco Corp., US Foods has launched its “Just Taking Off” campaign, which it said officially marks the beginning of the company’s re-launch as an even stronger force in the foodservice industry. “Throughout the unique environment of the past 18 months, we’ve continued to serve our customers by never forgetting what we’re about: delivering great food,... Read more

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High-graphic Sunkist bins accentuate the product
Digital printing, which can produce high-graphic images in a quicker time frame and easier manner, has allowed Sunkist Growers to expand the use of bins at retail. Joan Wickham, advertising and public relations manager for the nation’s largest citrus co-op, said bins are an excellent way to increase the sales of fresh citrus. The dynamic graphics give a “fruit... Read more

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Houweling’s Tomatoes masters art of greenhouse growing in Canada, U.S.
If you’re looking for a bright red, flavorful heritage beefsteak tomato that harkens back to grandma’s garden, you’ll want to check out Houweling’s Tomatoes. The company, headquartered in Camarillo, CA, says that its tomatoes provide a brilliant shelf presence and noted differentiation to typical beefsteak tomatoes. They have ribbed shoulders and deep red color.... Read more


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Church Bros. hires Alejandro Tomas-Callejas
Salinas, CA-based Church Bros., a grower-processor-shipper of more than 500 fresh vegetable SKUs, announced the hire of Alejandro Tomas-Callejas. In his new role as research and development manager, Tomas-Callejas will report to Kori Tuggle, vice president of marketing. His responsibilities will include... Read more


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Plenty of promotional opportunities for Chilean citrus
Chile’s first 2015 shipment of Navel oranges to the United States departed from the port of San Antonio during the week of June 8 with a total of 11,200 boxes destined for the U.S. market. While volume shipped year to date is somewhat lower than the same time last year, weekly shipment volumes... Read more