SEPC dedicates salad bars to Jenkins County schools

The Southeast Produce Council, along with representatives of the United Fresh Produce Association and the Jenkins County School System, held a dedication ceremony celebrating the installation of fresh salad bars on Monday, March 5. The recently donated salad bars were provided through the Salad Bars to Schools initiative, which has helped to provide salad bars more…

Calavo Growers, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2017 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Results

SANTA PAULA, Calif.–(Business Wire)–Calavo Growers, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: CVGW) today reported fiscal 2017 fourth-quarter and full-year results. Revenues, gross margin and net income all registered double-digit gains in the final quarter, according to the company, a global avocado-industry leader and expanding provider of value-added fresh food. For the three months ended Oct. 31, 2017, net income more…

Jim Catchot set to retire October 31, 2017

CALAVO GROWERS, INC. ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF RENAISSANCE FOOD GROUP PRESIDENT JIM CATCHOT AND APPOINTS JIM GIBSON AS SUCCESSOR SANTA PAULA, Calif. (October 4, 2017)–Calavo Growers, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: CVGW), a global avocado industry leader and expanding provider of value-added fresh food, today announced that Jim Catchot will retire as President of its Renaissance Food Group, LLC more…

Tour de Fresh 2017 Wraps Up – AndNowUKnow

It was like high school graduation as Tour de Freshers prepared for their final miles to the finish line yesterday morning. Laughter, photos, even sadness filled the lot as we prepared to leave Monterey’s Hilton Garden Inn with 6 support cars, 2 motorcycles, and over 50 bicycles.   Read the full article on AndNowUKnow here.

Veggie Noodles to be Showcased at United Fresh 2017

Renaissance Food Group, a fresh food company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers, Inc., will feature their lineup of Garden Highway Veggie Noodles at United Fresh, as a finalist in the Produce Innovation Awards showcase. The product was created in response to increased retail and consumer demand for fresh, healthy food alternatives. more…

Garden Highway Veggie Noodles – United Fresh Innovation Awards Finalist

Veggie Noodles are a healthy alternative to traditional pasta, available in four varieties – Zucchini, Butternut Squash, Sweet Potato, Butternut/Sweet Potato blend – and feature a clear label with colorful graphics, highlighting product freshness. Packed in a tamper-evident clamshell, Veggie Noodles are trending amongst consumers for their versatility, health benefits, and convenience.

Veggie Noodles Featured at Viva Fresh

Garden Highway Veggie Noodles were a hit at Viva Fresh. The response has been positive both from retailers already carrying the product and from people walking by the booth.

Calavo Growers, Inc. Acquires Riverside, CA Production Facility

Calavo Growers, Inc., a global avocado industry leader and expanding provider of value-added fresh food, today announced that it has completed the purchase of a production facility in Riverside, Calif. The newly acquired production facility will further enhance the national footprint for the company’s Renaissance Food Group, LLC (RFG) business segment and position the segment more…

RFG Introduces Debbie Vest as Vice President of Procurement

In this newly created position, Vest will serve as RFG’s primary strategic leader for further developing the company’s vertically integrated supply chain and raw material sourcing programs. Vest brings with her over 24 years of tenure at Safeway, most recently serving as Group Director overseeing procurement for the entire Safeway company.