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Wonderful Pistachios launches new Natural Raw variety

Wonderful Pistachios announced Tuesday, Jan. 16, a new flavor joining the Wonderful portfolio — Natural Raw Wonderful Pistachios, set to hit store shelves this February, just in time for Heart Health Month. Natural Raw Pistachios are the closest pistachio lovers can get to snacking straight from Wonderful Pistachios’ abundant California orchards. In fact, no roasting [...]

By | 2018-01-16T13:30:00+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Wonderful Pistachios launches new Natural Raw variety

PACA sanctions lifted from Washington produce business

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that Cry Baby Foods LLC satisfied a reparation order issued under the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act. In August 2014 the USDA imposed sanctions on the Royal City, WA, company for failure to pay a $245,045 award in favor of a North Dakota seller. Cry Baby Foods can continue operating in the produce [...]

By | 2018-01-16T12:37:15+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on PACA sanctions lifted from Washington produce business

Autumn Glory-ous milestone for apple variety

Autumn Glory apple momentum continues to build as the apple breaks into the top 20 U.S. apple varieties for November. Ranking No. 18, Autumn Glory saw 280 percent growth versus last November, enjoying the most growth of all apple varieties, based on percentage, according to IRI scan data ending Dec. 3. For the 2017-18 season, [...]

By | 2018-01-16T11:30:48+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Autumn Glory-ous milestone for apple variety

O Organics! retailer hits $1 billion milestone

Albertsons Cos.' O Organics label has become a $1 billion brand, a major milestone for one of the nation’s largest brands of USDA-certified organic products, including fresh fruits and vegetables. In 2018, the company expects to introduce 500 or more new products under the O Organics line, from produce, dairy and meats, to deli, snacks and baby [...]

By | 2018-01-16T09:17:16+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on O Organics! retailer hits $1 billion milestone

Florida's citrus industry and its growers continue to struggle

The USDA's forecast of 46 million boxes of oranges for the 2017-18 season, unchanged from the December estimate, is down 8 million boxes from the 54 million boxes predicted at the start of the season. “Florida's iconic citrus industry and its growers continue to struggle with the unprecedented damage caused by Hurricane Irma," said Florida [...]

By | 2018-01-16T09:00:33+00:00 January 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Florida's citrus industry and its growers continue to struggle

Whole Foods products boost AmazonFresh sales

With the acquisition of Whole Foods and its Whole Foods’ branded items, Amazon and AmazonFresh’s goal of competing with online grocers seems to be coming to fruition. According to the Wall Street Journal and the data analytics from One Click Retail, AmazonFresh sales are up 35 percent, to $135 million, in the last four months [...]

By | 2018-01-15T14:30:24+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Whole Foods products boost AmazonFresh sales

Promotable volume of Mexican asparagus on the way

Crystal Valley Foods significant volume of Mexican-grown asparagus from the Caborca region in Northern Senora February through March. A 15 percent increase in volume over the same time period last year is expected, as well as good quality product. "The weather in the Caborca region has been excellent and pending continued good weather, we anticipate [...]

By | 2018-01-15T12:35:19+00:00 January 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Promotable volume of Mexican asparagus on the way

California Giant Berry Farms to sponsor fifth annual Tour De Fresh

California Giant Berry Farms will once again serve as a premier sponsor for the Tour De Fresh to be held in July this year and is helping to create some new elements to benefit both riders and sponsors. The team at California Giant is already preparing for new and exciting challenges for the riders and [...]

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Customs seizes comingled marijuana-jalapeno shipment

Late last week U.S. Customs & Border Protection officers seized nearly half a million dollars of marijuana comingled within a commercial shipment of jalapenos. The seizure occurred on Tuesday, Jan. 9 at World Trade Bridge when a CBP officer referred a 1997 International tractor trailer hauling the shipment of fresh jalapenos for a secondary examination. A non-intrusive [...]

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Stater Bros. makes more leadership changes

Stater Bros. Markets, one of the largest privately owned supermarket chains in Southern California, announced changes to its leadership team that leverage the expertise and experience of key management members to guide and ensure the company’s continued success. Dan Meyer, a 46-year member of the Stater Bros. family will assume the role of executive vice [...]

By | 2018-01-12T16:00:00+00:00 January 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stater Bros. makes more leadership changes