Congratulations to Raina Nelson for being named to the Packer 25

Raina Nelson wanted to become a doctor until she found a shortcut that enabled her to accomplish her goal of saving lives without spending years in medical school. Now senior vice president supply chain for Rancho Cordova, Calif.-based Renaissance Food Group, Nelson was born into a second-generation citrus-producing family in central Florida. She didn’t want more…

Seminis Hosts Third Annual Watermelon Experience

MEXICO – Seminis, a subsidiary of Bayer, recently hosted its third annual Watermelon Experience. Taking place May 9, 2019, in Hemosillo, Sonora, the event brought together growers, technical advisors, and dealers from the North of Mexico to network and provide knowledge of the main market trends in the region. I spoke to René Morales, Strategic Accounts Sales, and more…

Two RFG Chefs Selected as 2019 Chef Invitational Finalists

WATSONVILLE, CA – California Giant Berry Farms will be hosting its 2nd annual Chef Invitational culinary competition this summer, June 25th at Tehama Golf Club in Monterey, California, and the company has selected the competing chef finalists. Tom Smith, Foodservice Director, California Giant Berry Farms“It was an incredibly challenging decision choosing our finalists this year,” said California Giant’s more…

New Southwestern Items Debuting at Viva Fresh

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA – Renaissance Food Group (RFG) is tapping into the flavors of the Tex-Mex region during the upcoming Viva Fresh Expo, and bringing the company’s southwestern specialties to the trade show floor. Nelia Alamo, Vice President of Communications, takes a moment out of her busy pre-Viva prep to chat about the event ahead and the company’s value-added more…

Calavo Forecasts Growth Ahead

Despite headwinds of lower prices in the latest quarter, Santa Paula, Calif.-based Calavo Growers Inc. reported record revenues and adjusted net income for fiscal 2018. For the quarter ending Oct. 31, Calavo reported adjusted net income of $5 million, down from $10.3 million in same quarter last year. For the year ending Oct. 31, Calavo’s more…

Calavo Growers, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2018 Third Quarter Results

SANTA PAULA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Calavo Growers, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: CVGW) today reported that fiscal 2018 third quarter operating income rose 58 percent year-over-year on a 33 percent increase in gross profit. The company, a global avocado-industry leader and expanding provider of value-added fresh food, said that results for the most recent quarter increased net income and per-share results for the first nine months of this fiscal year to new all-time highs.