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Gov. Cuomo announces $1.8 billion project to transform South Bronx

The condition of roads and bridges in the South Bronx — where the Hunts Point Terminal Market and other produce companies are located — have been sore topics among residents, produce professionals and politicians for decades. Now, according to the New York State Governor’s office, major improvements are on the way. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo [...]

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Tomato market cools, but supplies still tight

For the past couple of weeks, tomato prices have been rising as supplies from Mexico and Florida decline. But as the price hit $20 per carton for some sizes and varieties, demand has waned. "As supplies dwindle, the price goes up and that tends to lessen demand, just as it is supposed to," Joe Bernardi [...]

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Mission opens ripe center in Calgary distribution center

Oxnard, CA-based Mission Produce has completed construction on its latest ripe center, which is based in Calgary and will service customers in western Canada with ripe fruit throughout the year. Mission has operated a distribution center Toronto since 2010, and the addition of the new center in Calgary allows the company to service the western [...]

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Shuman Produce launches How to Speak Southern 2.0 campaign

Shuman Produce has launched the second installment of its How to Speak Southern campaign. This social media-driven promotion, which runs through June 30, is aimed at educating consumers on the uniqueness of Vidalia onions while also highlighting some of Shuman Produce’s favorite true Southernisms. How to Speak Southern 2.0 combines a quiz, recipe videos and [...]

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Inserra Supermarkets highlighting local produce this spring and summer

From Swiss chard and collard greens to peppers, tomatoes, corn and much more, local produce, both conventionally and organically farmed, is becoming a mainstay on kitchen tables across New Jersey and New York. To meet that demand and expand its partnerships with the local farming community, Inserra Supermarkets is bringing locally sourced produce to all [...]

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Canadian shoppers get the frill out of their grocery bill

Fancy displays, in-store entertainment, product demonstrations and other extras or frills, as No Frills store owners call them, can drive up grocery bills for Canadians. Championing the savvy shopper, the new No Frills marketing campaign demonstrates its commitment to providing customers with a selection of quality, healthy, nutritious food at low prices. "It's time for [...]

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Albertsons adds 30 years of experience with key digital hires

Albertsons Cos. announced two key digital leaders who will collectively add 30 years of digital leadership experience in product and digital technology respectively: Karl Varsanyi, who helped develop macys.com into one of the largest eCommerce sites in the United States; and Ramiya Iyer, who was instrumental in building and scaling Levi Strauss & Co.’s platforms [...]

By | 2017-05-25T13:30:32+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Albertsons adds 30 years of experience with key digital hires

QPMA Spring Cocktail opens the season

Members of the Quebec Produce Marketing Association had a chance to celebrate the arrival of summer weather — however briefly — at the second edition of the QPMA Spring Cocktail. Almost 350 guests from all spheres of the fresh produce industry turned out at the Metropolitan Golf Club in Anjou for this year’s networking event [...]

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CPMA announces new board of directors

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association has announced its new board of directors, which was elected at the Annual General Meeting, held during CPMA’s 92nd Annual Convention & Trade Show, May 9-11 in Toronto. The Executive Committee members of the board are: Chair Rick Alcocer of Duda Farm Fresh Foods; Past Chair Sam Silvestro of Sam [...]

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Philadelphia Regional Port Authority rebrands as PhilaPort

On the threshold of an unprecedented era of expansion, the port of Philadelphia is establishing a new brand identity that will bolster its national and international marketing efforts and position the Port as one of the most important trade gateways on the Atlantic seaboard. People in the region and shippers across the globe will now [...]

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