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Pioneer Growers adds five to its cooperative
Pioneer Growers is a grower-owned cooperative that concentrates on bringing in quality growers that fit into the groups’ offerings and helps to expand on its year-round production. Recently,... Read more
PMA pulls back the curtains on the Fresh Summit 2020 virtual experience
The Produce Marketing Association welcomed guests, suppliers, and media to a public webinar on Thursday, Aug. 13 to get a sneak peek at the Fresh Summit 2020 experience. The... Read more
CPMA to support the delivery of Canada’s Surplus Food Rescue Program
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and its allied partners across the food system are extremely enthusiastic to have been selected to support the delivery of the Surplus... Read more
 USDA restricts PACA violators in Florida, New York and Texas
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the Department of Agriculture... Read more
Albertsons shifting its produce paradigm
Albertsons Cos. and vertical-farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. announced an agreement that plans to provide shoppers in more than 430 stores across California with Plenty’s... Read more
Green Giant introduces cauliflower breadsticks
Green Giant, the iconic brand synonymous with delicious and high-quality vegetables for families, announced the introduction of Green Giant Cauliflower Breadsticks to its... Read more
CMI Orchards expansion a boon for retailers
Furthering its commitment to being a one-stop-shop for retailers looking for premium apples, pears and cherries grown in Washington state, CMI Orchards LLC reports continued... Read more
Publix named United Way’s No. 1 global corporate leader
Publix has been named United Way’s No.1 Global Corporate Leader. For more than 40 years, Publix associates have shown their commitment to improving the early education, financial... Read more
Seven tons of marijuana crosses the lime
U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers intercepted almost 15,000 pounds of marijuana in what was supposed to be a shipment of limes. The narcotics have an estimated... Read more
Fresh Prep announces new brand, Fair Earth Farms, with home compostable packaging
Fresh Prep, a division of Boskovich Fresh Food Group, announced the launch of its new retail salad line, under the Fair Earth Farms brand. The Fair Earth Farms value added... Read more
Bad apples spoil produce shipment with $19M of meth
U.S. Customs & Border Protection, Office of Field Operations officers at the Pharr International Bridge cargo facility hit it out of the park again with the seizure of... Read more
Oppy presents unique Italian-style prune plums
Oppy is welcoming the late-summer season with its Blue Goose prune plum brand, which has enjoyed a loyal fanbase for decades thanks to its consistently high quality. As a... Read more
Giumarra's new approach elevates retailer's peaches
The Giumarra Cos. recently completed a test flight shipment to deliver peaches grown in the San Joaquin Valley to Southern California-based grocery retailer Gelson’s. The... Read more
Whole Foods offering modernized lessons in #adulting
Whole Foods Market launches Home Ec 365, a digital curriculum designed to modernize the fundamentals of home economics and put a brilliant twist on the basics. Through a series... Read more
Tasteful Selections celebration continues with a new theme
Tasteful Selections' celebration continues with the company's 10-year anniversary campaign launching a new theme this month. Since coming to market in 2010, Tasteful Selections... Read more
Industry veterans reimagining procurement
Fresh produce industry veterans Doug Fisher and Joe Cimino — each with over 30 years of growing, buying and distribution experience — have teamed up to form Re Fresh, a new... Read more
Magic Sun expands year-round offerings, organic varieties meet market demands
The fresh produce market, like all grocery categories, is experiencing new challenges relating to the COVID-19 virus. Significant changes with restaurant and foodservice sectors... Read more
Kroger's expanded digital marketplace to include organics
The Kroger Co. announced Kroger Ship will expand to offer an extended ship-to-home assortment through a marketplace offering of third-party sellers powered by Mirakl, the... Read more
Celery fans going mutts over Dandy's new promotion
Dandy Celery launched a new Dog Days of Summer promotion to offer both dogs and their humans the chance to win the ultimate summer prize pack. Now through Aug. 31, participants... Read more
Michigan apple growers ready for harvest
Michigan’s much-anticipated apple crop is right on schedule, and growers are ready to harvest the delicious fruit for consumer to enjoy. “Throughout the COVID-19 crisis,... Read more

Pioneer Growers adds five to its cooperative
Pioneer Growers is a grower-owned cooperative that concentrates on bringing in quality growers that fit into the groups’ offerings and helps to expand on its year-round production. Recently, the Belle Grade, FL-based company added five new local growers to the mix—Agra Products, a Clewiston, FL-based grower; Growers Read More ...
PMA pulls back the curtains on the Fresh Summit 2020 virtual experience
The Produce Marketing Association welcomed guests, suppliers, and media to a public webinar on Thursday, Aug. 13 to get a sneak peek at the Fresh Summit 2020 experience. The event, held each year in October, convenes over 20,000 industry members to share insights, showcase new and innovative products and solutions, and Read More ...
CPMA to support the delivery of Canada’s Surplus Food Rescue Program
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and its allied partners across the food system are extremely enthusiastic to have been selected to support the delivery of the Surplus Food Rescue Program developed by the government of Canada. CPMA is committed to reducing food waste and helping individuals and communities Read More ...
USDA restricts PACA violators in Florida, New York and Texas
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failing to meet their contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and Read More ...
Albertsons shifting its produce paradigm
Albertsons Cos. and vertical-farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. announced an agreement that plans to provide shoppers in more than 430 stores across California with Plenty’s fresh and flavorful produce. “We pride ourselves on offering fresh, quality products that surprise and delight our customers,” said Geoff White, Read More ...

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