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Tom Oliveri Longtime Western Growers Association Staffer Passes Away

May 29, 2020 - 12:50pm
IRVINE, CA - It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the passing of longtime Western Growers' staffer Tom Oliveri. Affectionately known across the industry as “Tommy O,” Oliveri retired from the...

Publix Announces Two New Stores

May 29, 2020 - 12:50pm
ALABAMA & SOUTH CAROLINA - Grocery expansion never seems to stop as retail chains across the globe continue to press the gas on growth. Publix is one of the names that’s been circling our...

CS Wholesale Grocers Announces COVID19 Relief Initiative To Provide More Than 300000 In Donations

May 29, 2020 - 12:50pm
KEENE, NH - Investments come in all shapes and sizes, especially as more retailers and wholesalers look into bettering their communities. C&S Wholesale Grocers recently invested more than $300,...

United Fresh Produce Association Announces Digital Certificate Program

May 29, 2020 - 12:50pm
WASHINGTON, DC - The United Fresh Produce Association is offering an exciting new eductation resource, Leading Through Crisis: The Path Forward for the Fresh Produce Industry. Powered by professors...

Del Monte Pacific Limited Divests a Minority Stake for 120M to SEA Diner Holdings

May 29, 2020 - 12:50pm
PHILIPPINES - We recently caught wind that Del Monte Pacific Limited has finalized a deal with SEA Diner Holdings to sell a 12 percent stake in its Philippine subsidiary. Valued at $120 million, the...

FarmLink Partners With Farmers to Distribute Unsold Produce and Pay Wages

May 29, 2020 - 12:50pm
UNITED STATES - Some of fresh produce’s most influential partners are largely aligned with the logistics of buy and supply. With the market’s landscape currently undergoing an unprecedented shift,...

Sunkist Growers Celebrates the Return of Valencia Oranges and Summer Citrus

May 28, 2020 - 9:42pm
VALENCIA, CA - As summer beckons us with her siren call, Sunkist Growers is giving us another reason to sing. Celebrating the return of the summer season and Valencia oranges, Sunkist is launching a...

Chelan Fresh Rockit Apples Now Available YearRound

May 28, 2020 - 9:42pm
CHELAN, WA - Apples are a core tenet of strong produce departments across the nation, and they’re about to become an even stronger asset. Chelan Fresh recently announced that its Rockit™ apples are...

HyVee and Robinson Fresh Donate More than 50000 Mangos

May 28, 2020 - 9:42pm
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN - Companies across the supply chain are taking part in helping the communities in which they serve, and Robinson Fresh®, the fresh produce division of C.H. Robinson, is aligning...

Viva Freshs Clean Eating Challenge Participants Reveal Results

May 28, 2020 - 9:42pm
MISSION, TX - With a bunch as passionate, hard-working, and resilient as Tommy Wilkins, Ed Bertaud, Michelle Cortez, and Jed Murray, it’s no surprise that the first-ever Viva Fresh Clean Eating...

Church Brothers Farms Introduces Tuscan Tender Leaves

May 28, 2020 - 9:42pm
SALINAS, CA - When a new salad variety hits the wire, it’s cause for celebration here in the office of AndNowUKnow. (Or, more realistically, the remote home couch of a certain Andrea Allen.) But...

UNFIs CUB Selects MSPC as Digital Agency of Record

May 28, 2020 - 9:42pm
STILLWATER, MN - Over the past year or so, United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) has considered placing its CUB and Shoppers banners on the market. However, this month, CEO Steven Spinner divulged, in a...

Tony Mitchell Details Vision Import Groups New Packaging and Organic Growth

May 28, 2020 - 11:39am
HACKENSACK, NJ - A stellar citrus category at retail is one of the true markers of a produce department’s overall quality and success. With companies like Vision Import Group driving excellence and...

MazzeiFranconi Preps for Potato Harvest

May 28, 2020 - 11:39am
BAKERSFIELD, CA - Potatoes continue to be a driving category in produce aisles. So much so, industry leaders like Mazzei-Franconi are doubling down to keep pace with demand. With production ramping...

Whole Foods Partner Gotham Greens Opens New Greenhouse In The Rockies

May 28, 2020 - 11:39am
DENVER, CO - Gotham Greens, a Whole Foods partner, announced it will be moving into a new greenhouse in the mountain region of Colorado. The new 30,000-square-foot greenhouse in the Denver metro area...

Aldi Expands Curbside Grocery Pickup Availability to Nearly 600 Stores

May 28, 2020 - 11:39am
BATAVIA, IL - Curbside pickup has taken the grocery industry by storm, with Hy-Vee and Giant Eagle as just two of the retailers we’ve covered. Now Aldi is joining in on this expansion strategy,...

Dole Challenges Fans to Get Creative With New Campaign

May 28, 2020 - 11:39am
CHARLOTTE, NC - An iconic brand is throwing down the gauntlet in its latest campaign. Dole, the creator of Dole Whip, is challenging the world over to get creative with its soft-serve dessert in a #...

New York Apple Sales Jim Allen Retires

May 28, 2020 - 11:39am
NEW YORK, NY - Jim Allen, industry veteran and Vice President of Marketing for New York Apple Sales (NYAS), will be retiring on June 26, 2020. Jim has been with NYAS since February of 2017. His...

Walmarts Victor Verlage BrightFarms Paul Lightfoot and DNO Produces Alex DiNovo Join United Fresh Webinar Panel

May 27, 2020 - 10:21pm
LAS VEGAS, NV - In today’s day and age, we’re all about industry connection no matter the medium. Trade associations, suppliers, and buyers alike are taking this to new heights, bringing the industry...

Starbucks Debuts Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink

May 27, 2020 - 10:21pm
SEATTLE, WA - Although we can’t say for sure, Starbucks’ newest drink creation makes the ANUK team sense there was a fresh produce takeover at the Starbucks test kitchen. And rightly so! With the...