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Weathermelon Weather Report January 24 2020

January 24, 2020 - 10:31am
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...

Wegmans Expands into West Cary North Carolina

January 24, 2020 - 10:31am
WEST CARY, NC - Wegmans might be synonymous with New York state, but after numerous efforts to lock down retail markets along the East Coast—Wegmans just might become synonymous with states like...

Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement Reports Multiple Efforts Underway to Prevent Future Leafy Greens Outbreaks

January 24, 2020 - 10:31am
CALIFORNIA - With the conclusion of the E. coli outbreaks associated with the Salinas, California, region, the Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA), alongside the leafy greens community,...

HF Foods Group Acquires 10 Warehouses for 101 Million

January 24, 2020 - 10:31am
UNITED STATES - There are multiple players in the foodservice space, all vying for a slice of the foodservice pie. As companies seek to expand, acquisitions hit the newswire at a rapid-fire rate. HF...

Ippolito International Adds Lara Grossman and Roberto Ornelas to Sales and Marketing Team

January 24, 2020 - 10:31am
SALINAS, CA - A great way to begin any Friday morning is with a fresh story about new team members. For Ippolito International, it recently added Lara Grossman and Roberto Ornelas to its sales and...

Valentines Day Snackchat with Jan DeLyser Mac Riggan Katiana Valdes and Alisha Albinder

January 24, 2020 - 10:31am
SACRAMENTO, CA - Love might be in the air, but our industry's merchandising champions are making sure all those ooey-gooey feelings are directed at fresh produce, and fresh produce only. In this way...

Loblaw Pursues Electric Future Seeks Out Sustainable Trucking Options

January 23, 2020 - 10:29pm
CANADA - I think it’s safe to say that every company in this industry is working to become more sustainable, but there’s a difference between talking the talk and walking the walk. Canadian-based...

Kroger Announces New OcadoBacked Customer Fulfillment Center

January 23, 2020 - 10:29pm
FREDERICK, MD - As Kroger continues to build out its e-commerce infrastructure, it is solidifying its Ocado partnership as the two companies work to construct numerous new facilities. The retailer’s...

TG Launches A New Campaign to Highlight its Signature JAZZ Apple Variety

January 23, 2020 - 10:29pm
NEW ZEALAND - T&G Global is spreading the word that health-forward thinking is as sweet as it gets, launching a new campaign to highlight its signature JAZZ™ apple variety. The fitness-forward...

VegFresh Farms Opens New La Quinta Office

January 23, 2020 - 10:29pm
CORONA, CA - Who says you have to go through growing pains? For Veg-Fresh Farms, expanding programs meant more square-footage was in order, and the family-run agribusiness announced a ...

United Freshs FreshStart Conference Concludes Andrew Marshall Emanuel Lazopoulos Lori Taylor and More Share Event Details

January 23, 2020 - 10:29pm
TUCSON, AZ - Another year, and another success for the FreshStart Conference! More than 400 attendees convened in Tucson, Arizona, last week for the United Fresh Start Foundation’s annual event where...

Crisp Launches Forecasting Program for the Food Industry

January 23, 2020 - 11:28am
NEW YORK, NY - As the developer of one of the first food demand forecasting platforms designed to reduce global food waste and increase profitability for food businesses, Crisp has...

Michel Picandet Appointed Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Food

January 23, 2020 - 11:28am
LEUVEN, BELGIUM - With the new year comes new moves and changes. TOMRA is following suit by announcing that the company appointed a new Executive Vice President and Head of TOMRA Foods. Michel...

Albertsons Hires Alice Chan as New Vice President of Own Brands Sales and Marketing

January 23, 2020 - 11:28am
BOISE, ID - Albertsons is putting new focus on its Own Brands private label, recently announcing the appointment of Alice Chan to the role of Vice President of Own Brands Sales and Marketing.“Alice...

ShopRite Operator Village Super Market Acquires Five Fairway Stores After Grocer Files for Bankruptcy

January 23, 2020 - 11:28am
NEW YORK CITY, NY - Village Super Market, owner of the ShopRite chain and member of the Wakefern Food cooperative, recently bid $70 million for five of Fairway Market’s New York supermarkets and one...

Stemilts Roger Pepperl Discusses Piata Apple Packaging and Merchandising

January 23, 2020 - 11:28am
WENATCHEE, WA - Sometimes, during these dark winter months, all the consumer needs is a marketing mirage to reignite their fresh produce flame, and consumers have found this in the premium apple...