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Weathermelon Weather Report September 20 2019

September 20, 2019 - 11:15am
IRVINE, CA - Good morning, AndNowUKnow readers!Today I am bringing you some of the category and weather news from around the industry. Check back twice weekly to see the latest around all growing...

SpartanNash Welcomes Vic Savanello as Regional Vice President of Produce and Floral Merchandising

September 20, 2019 - 11:15am
GRAND RAPIDS, MI - SpartanNash has welcomed a strong addition to its produce leadership with Vic Savanello, who just joined the retailer as its new Regional Vice President of Produce and Floral...

United Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference by the Numbers

September 20, 2019 - 11:15am
WASHINGTON, DC - The United Fresh Produce Association Washington Conference has officially wrapped, bringing a multitude of industry leaders from every sector of fresh produce to the table in DC....

USDA Restricts PACA Violators in Georgia and Pennsylvania

September 20, 2019 - 11:15am
WASHINGTON, DC - This morning, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it imposed sanctions on two produce businesses for failing to meet their contractual obligations to the produce...

California Avocado Commission Details Plans for PMA Fresh Summit

September 20, 2019 - 11:15am
IRVINE, CA - This Southern California avocado advocate is welcoming the Produce Marketing Association’s (PMA) Fresh Summit event to its home territory this year. Taking place in Anaheim from October...

Beth Newlands Campbell Joins Giant Eagle as New President

September 20, 2019 - 11:15am
PITTSBURGH, PA - As Giant Eagle has been trialing new technology, utilizing Grabango’s tech to pilot checkout-free shopping, it's also been shaking up its leadership team. Although no official...

Okanagan Specialty Fruits President Neal Carter Discusses Autumn Apple Harvest

September 19, 2019 - 9:11pm
SUMMERLAND, BC, CANADA - Apples are one of those staple items that scream fall to me. It’s impossible to enter this season without thinking of scrumptious apple varieties that make consumers...

Ocean Mist Farms Launches Destini Store Locator

September 19, 2019 - 9:11pm
CASTROVILLE, CA - Ever use your last ounce of energy to make it to the grocery store, only to find out one of the few items on your list is out of stock? I have done so more times than I can count,...

Harbor Wholesale Foods Acquires Former US Foods Facility

September 19, 2019 - 9:11pm
LACEY, WA - Harbor Wholesale Foods, a fourth generation family-owned and operated distributing business, recently acquired a significant portion of the Food Services of America (FSA) Seattle business...

Tomato Suspension Agreement Signed Between United States and Mexico

September 19, 2019 - 9:11pm
USA and MEXICO - The state of tomato trade between the U.S. and Mexico has seen a lot of ups and downs this year. In May, the U.S. terminated its longstanding Tomato Suspension Agreement with Mexico...

Former Agriculture Secretaries Announce Support for USMCA

September 19, 2019 - 9:11pm
U.S., MEXICO - Almost a full year ago, Canada, the U.S., and Mexico agreed to enter a trade deal that would replace the framework of NAFTA. Then, back in June, Mexico was the first country to pass...

Gelsons Markets Becomes First Market to Sell Impossible Foods

September 19, 2019 - 11:09am
LOS ANGELES, CA - The plant-based meat craze has been ramping up in several fast-food chains and restaurants in the past few months. The category’s top two brands are Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods...

Bob Haarhues Tapped As Country Sweet Produces New Director of Sales and Marketing

September 19, 2019 - 11:09am
BAKERSFIELD, CA - There are many things in the fresh produce industry that we have little to no control over: seasons changing, Mother Nature’s dynamic disposition, traffic, etc. But one thing that...

SweeTango Launches Podcast Ad Campaign to Drive Sales

September 19, 2019 - 11:09am
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Podcasts have become a part of everyday life, with consumers listening to them as they go about their daily lives. With this in mind, SweeTango® apples recently announced that it...

Texas Storm Imelda Causing Massive Flooding in Southeastern Texas

September 19, 2019 - 11:09am
TEXAS - As if our friends in the South haven’t experienced enough weather-related tragedy, Eastern Texas was pounded by Tropical Depression Imelda overnight. The excessive rainfall brought on by the...

Chris Meyer Releases Book Titled Life in 20 Lessons What a Funeral Guy Discovered About Life From Death

September 19, 2019 - 11:09am
SACRAMENTO, CA - We learn lessons in various ways, and for Chris Meyer, a lifelong entrepreneur who most recently began a loan company, Magilla Loans in 2015, his career has taught him plenty....

Exclusive Inside Produce Pro Softwares User Group 2019

September 19, 2019 - 11:09am
WOODRIDGE, IL - As we move towards mid-September, the countdown begins for Produce Pro Software’s User Group 2019. This year, the event will take place at the Sofitel Magnificent Mile in Chicago,...

Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub Creating 400 Jobs

September 18, 2019 - 11:06pm
SEATTLE, WA - Amazon’s aggressive tactics are seemingly never-ending, as today it announced the expansion of its already-huge Tech Hub. The expansion is expected to create 400 new tech jobs in fields...

Food Lion Opens New Store in Former BiLo Territory

September 18, 2019 - 11:06pm
SALISBURY, NC - Ahold has been floating around the front of my radar lately with news of investments, expansions, and remodeling. Now, Ahold’s grocery banner, Food Lion, is setting up shop in a new...

IFCO and SiCar Farms Extend Their Partnership

September 18, 2019 - 11:06pm
TAMPA, FL - One of the industry’s largest Reusable Plastic Container (RPC) operators, IFCO, announced the extension of its three-year contract with Mexico-based distributor SiCar Farms. The terms of...