Brighter Bites announces sponsors of upcoming SUNSET Rocks event

October 9, 2020 As the first-ever nonprofit recipient of the annual SUNSETRocks event during the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit, Brighter Bites announced today it has raised over $130,000 from nine generous industry sponsors. Mastronardi Produce (SUNSET®) and Enza Zaden are the lead sponsors committing funds, as well as additional matching funds for contributions raised more…

Calavo Growers Announces Senior Management Promotions

SANTA PAULA, Calif., Aug. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Calavo Growers, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: CVGW), a global avocado-industry leader and provider of value-added fresh food, today announced promotions for two senior executives. Robert Wedin has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Fresh Sales. Wedin joined Calavo in 1973 at the Company’s packinghouse in Santa Barbara and has served more…

Calavo Growers Announces Value-Add Expansion with Simply Fresh Fruit Acquisition

SANTA PAULA, CA – Oh, the joys of returning to work and discovering exciting industry news! Calavo Growers recently announced that its Renaissance Food Group (RFG) subsidiary has signed a definitive agreement to acquire SFFI Company, otherwise known as Simply Fresh Fruit (SFFI). Subject to closing conditions, the transaction is expected to close in the first half more…

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…