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Panorama Produce primed for South American mango season
Panorama Produce Sales Inc. has been a leader in the mango business for more than 20 years. Fifteen years ago, the company, headquartered in Mamaroneck, NY, saw an opportunity... Read more
Giltner staying the course while also branching out into new business
For more than 30 years, Giltner Inc. has been providing the highest level of service to customers seeking efficient transportation and logistics solutions. And throughout... Read more
Idaho potatoes ‘fly off the shelf’ as more people eat at home
As restaurants and school cafeterias closed across America during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, people had no choice but to eat out less, and that meant going... Read more
Kingston Fresh: Supplying potatoes for fresh-cut fries for 40 years
Supplying potatoes to the foodservice industry, and specifically frying potatoes for operators making fresh-cut fries, is “the strength of our company,” stated Nick Proia,... Read more
Continental Fresh looking forward to Brazilian mango exclusivity
Continental Fresh, based in Miami, specializes in tropical imports from Latin America to retail, foodservice and wholesale customers in the United States. Albert Perez,... Read more
Nash Produce introduces tray packs to retail stores
In an ever-evolving produce industry, Nash Produce is focused on innovation, quality produce and unrivaled service. Throughout its history, the Nashville, NC-based company... Read more
NJDA champions Jersey Fresh
While the New England Produce Council show won’t be occurring in 2020 due to challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the New Jersey Department of Agriculture knows that... Read more
Honeybear Brands partners with National Honey Board
Many Americans don’t understand that pollinators are responsible for one in three bites of food we eat and their populations are under significant pressure. One partnership... Read more
Kurt Zuhlke & Associates a step ahead of package trends
Kurt Zuhlke & Associates Inc. is a leading innovator of Polyethylene Terephthalate (commonly referred to as PET) packaging for the produce industry. The Easton, PA-based... Read more
Maurice A. Auerbach relies on rich history for success
It takes hard work, dedication and experience to be a success in the produce industry today — especially at a time when the entire industry is facing challenges brought on... Read more
IPC’s international programs respond to coronavirus pandemic environment
In its international marketing programs, as in its domestic programs, the Idaho Potato Commission has made adjustments in response to the new environment brought about by... Read more
Potandon introduces new value-added retail potato product
It was just 18 months ago that Potandon Produce LLC in Idaho Falls, ID, introduced an innovative value-added potato product in the Green Giant Fresh brand called One Step... Read more
Eagle Eye Produce launches new combo bags for Idaho potatoes
Eagle Eye Produce in Idaho Falls, ID, has just introduced a new style retail bag for Idaho red, yellow and russet potatoes in its Harvest Select line. Called combo bags,... Read more
Amid uncertainty in the markets, Wilcox Fresh sees normalcy  in the new potato crop
Foodservice accounts for around 60 percent of business for Wilcox Fresh in Rexburg, ID, and for most of the company’s foodservice customers, business is off by anywhere from... Read more
Idaho russets the backbone of Nonpareil’s business
Nonpareil Farms/Idaho Potato Packers in Blackfoot, ID, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary in 2021, has been specializing in russets from its inception, and russets... Read more
Baldor successfully pivots during the pandemic
During the first weeks of the coronavirus outbreak when restaurants and other food institutions were forced to close, Baldor Specialty Foods saw 85 percent of its business... Read more
Tony Vitrano Co. continues to thrive
When the pandemic first hit, Tony Vitrano, president of Tony Vitrano Co., located at the Maryland Wholesale Produce Market in Jessup, MD, admits things were pretty chaotic... Read more
Colorado heads into 2020 with new Russet and high hopes
Colorado’s San Luis Valley, the state’s foremost potato production area, is seeing the release of a new spud variety, the Rocky Mountain Russet, this year. According to Colorado... Read more
Wada Farms expects excellent 2020 potato crop in Colorado
The 2020 growing season in Colorado’s San Luis Valley “has been wonderful,” said Michele Peterson, who heads the Colorado sales office in Monte Vista for Idaho Falls, ID-based... Read more
Fall is a big deal for Nardelli Lake View Farms
The Nardelli family has been offering field-to-fork produce services for more than a century and Nardelli Bros. Inc. -Lake View Farms continues to be a force in... Read more

USDA cites Ohio business for $800K PACA violations
As a part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on PK Produce Inc. in Canton, OH, for failing to meet its contractual obligations to the sellers of produce it Read More ...
Sobeys expands curbside pickup service
Sobeys is expanding its e-commerce offering to Atlantic Canada with the launch of Voilà by Sobeys Curbside Pickup. Now available at three Sobeys store locations in Nova Scotia, the new service offers a freshness guarantee and products at affordable prices with no hidden fees. Orders are assembled with care by Voilà by Read More ...
IPC helps foodservice operators make changes to meet COVID-era challenges
Portability, profitability, innovation and menu simplification. Those topics were the themes of a webinar presented by the Idaho Potato Commission as part of Restaurants Rise, an initiative launched in May by Nation’s Restaurant News and Restaurant Hospitality. The initiative has included live virtual events to aid Read More ...
Indianapolis Fruit Co. expands robust team
Indianapolis Fruit Co. remains focused on being a leading super-regional produce and specialty foods distributor providing premium quality products and unprecedented customer experiences through experts who care. The company, a business unit of IF&P Foods and the FreshEdge Group of Cos., primarily services the retail Read More ...
Meijer vet joins SpartanNash leadership
SpartanNash Co. has hired Shaquanda Gordon as vice president of human resources, talent and diversity. Gordon will build on the company's efforts to ensure a diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce by driving the overall human capital strategy for the organization. In this newly created position, she will lead the human Read More ...

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