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Sage Fruit teams up with Marvel to
Sage Fruit is pleased to announce the release of an exciting new product line that will feature Marvel characters. Beginning July 2014, Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man cherry packaging will be available at retailers nationwide. This will include Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man pouch bags, as well as Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man point of purchase display bins. Based on recent Q Score data, Spider-Man is the #1 action-based character... Read more

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Pandol Bros. will identify bagged premium grapes by variety
This year, Delano, CA-based Pandol Bros. Inc. will offer its premium table grape varieties in retail packaging that identifies the variety by name, according to John Pandol, a director of the corporation. Other grape varieties from Pandol Bros. will continue to be identified by color, such as red seedless or green seedless, in “a generic bag,” Pandol told The... Read more

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Jasmine’s summer and fall grape  programs span wide range of varieties
From early season Flames to late season Autumn Kings, Jasmine Vineyards Inc. in Delano, CA, offers a broad assortment of fresh grape varieties, grown in the Delano district. “Thus far, we just started with Flames. It’s the only variety I am currently doing,” said salesman Brian Crettol in an interview with The Produce News July 9. “We are going to start some... Read more


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Chuck Sinks, senior produce specialist at Associated Wholesale Grocers in Kansas City, KS, married Caitlin Prentiss June 28 in St. Charles, IL, just west of Chicago. Sinks, 28, started working for AWG in August 2013; his wife is a third grade school teacher. The couple, who live in Overland Park, KS,... Read more


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PMA’s record-setting foodservice conference
It was a record-breaking year at Produce Marketing Association’s 33rd annual Foodservice Conference, including the unseasonably warm temperatures in Monterey, CA, which soared into the high 80s. The conference by the numbers: 1,821 attendees (record) from North and South America 203 operators (record) 466... Read more