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Sprouts to Hire More Than 2,000 Workers Nationwide

Sprouts Farmers Market will hold a hiring day on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at all of its stores from coast to coast. Sprouts aims to fill more than 2,000 full- and part-time, non-seasonal positions to meet the demand of continued growth. Open interviews will be held at each Sprouts location; no appointment is necessary. A list of local openings and online applications can be found at sprouts.com/careers. As one of the fastest-growing retailers in the country, Sprouts has created 4,350 ...

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Florida Citrus Shipments to Have Adequate Volume

There is good news for Florida citrus shipments as adequate volumes on most items are expected this season. U.S. growers have been harvesting grapefruit and oranges for juices in high volumes while navels and tangerines were hitting the fresh market in limited, but increasing volumes. The USDA projection for early, midseason and navel varieties in Florida is up 6 percent from October, at 36 million boxes, but down slightly from last season’s final shipments. Some observers believe Florida citrus volume has finally bottomed out and is ...

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RipeLock Bananas Aim To Keep the Fruit Fresher

by AgroFresh Solutions, Inc. PHILADELPHIA —  An innovation from AgroFresh is bringing new life to bananas — with RipeLock - a technology proven to help consistently keep high-quality bananas at the optimal color on display at retail. While it’s important for retailers to stay up on consumer demands for new fruit varieties and packaging options, the quality of flagship items, such as bananas, remain a key indicator for overall consumer perception of the produce department. Retailers recognize that a limiting factor in sales and ...

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Onion Shipments are Up from a Year Ago

What a difference a year makes when it comes to onion shipments across the nation. Unlike last fall and winter, the 2016-7 shipping season for onions may not be better for growers and shippers, but it should mean a significant increase in loading opportunities for onion haulers.  Okay, so onions not be offer prime freight rates. Peri & Sons Farms, Yerington, N.Y., is an onion grower and shipper has sees plenty of  global onion supplies.   The company also has onion operations in the ...

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Oakland Port Volume is Up 20% in October

Export volume at the Port of Oakland, CA hit a three-year high in October as the facility shipped the equivalent of 89,473 20-foot containers. The total was the highest since October 2013 and the fourth-highest in the port’s history, according to a news release.  Agricultural commodities account for 40 percent of the port’s total export volume so far this year.  In 2015 agricultural commodities accounted for 38 percent of the total. Those numbers come from Datamyne, a source of trade intelligence that ...

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Where's the Biggest Demand for Produce Trucks?, Plus Lots More

Check out where in the nation the biggest demand for produce truckers is....Also, there are reasons South Texas is becoming a bigger player for hauling Mexican imported produce. Plus, what's up with pomegranates. Idaho Potato Shipments The biggest demand for produce trucking in the country is coming out of the Twin Falls, ID area.  Easily, the largest potato shipping state, Idaho is currently averaging about 2000 truck load equivalents of mostly russet potatoes per week. Idaho potatoes - grossing about $2200 to Atlanta. California Pomegranate ...

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Peru is Showing Big Gains in Blueberry Exports

South American country Peru has become quite ambitious about the blueberry, even claiming it could become the world's biggest blueberry producer within the next two years.  That claim was made by Peruvian Minister of Agriculture Jose Hernandez. Living in Peru recently had a commentary entitled Peru on Its Way to Becoming Leader in Blueberry Exports (November, 2014).  The writer was optimistic about Peru’s blueberry industry, stating that “while Peru continues to successfully export staple-goods like coffee, potatoes, and quinoa, the blueberry market ...

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National Kale Day Continues to Grow

By National Kay Day New York, NY— What began as a grassroots effort to celebrate the nutritional benefits of kale as a trending superfood, has grown into a worldwide movement. This year marks the fourth annual National Kay Day, which was held recently. Spearheaded by Co-Founders Dr. Drew Ramsey & Chef Jennifer Iserloh, authors of the bestselling book 50 Shades of Kale, the movement began in 2013 when Ramsey and Iserloh, along with a dedicated army of kale lovers, hosted the first event ...

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  • 01 Dec 2016
    RipeLock Bananas Aim To Keep the Fruit Fresher

    An innovation from AgroFresh is bringing new life to bananas — with RipeLock - a technology proven to help consistently keep high-quality bananas at the optimal color on display at retail

  • 24 Nov 2016
    National Kale Day Continues to Grow

    What began as a grassroots effort to celebrate the nutritional benefits of kale as a trending superfood, has grown into a worldwide movement. This year marks the fourth annual National Kay Day, which was held recently.

  • 24 Nov 2016
    200,000 Plus Meals To Children by GROW Fund

    The GROW Fund, a nonprofit program developed by Organics Unlimited, partnered with Produce for Kids to encourage families to take a pledge to pack healthier lunch items during the back-to-school season

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