Nancy Johnston Joins Renaissance Food Group As Vice President, Produce Procurement

Established industry leader will take over role of retiring industry veteran. Renaissance Food Group (RFG) has announced that Nancy Johnston has joined the company as vice president, produce procurement. In this role, Nancy will continue to drive the company’s procurement initiatives and lead all aspects of the corporate sourcing and regional procurement teams. Nancy brings 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…

Kim St George Joins RFG As Vice President Business Development

Renaissance Food Group (RFG) has announced that Kim St George has joined the company as vice president business development. In this role, St George will work to develop a strategic plan to support existing business channels while focusing on new growth opportunities as they align with overall company goals and initiatives.  St George comes to RFG 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…

RFG to showcase innovative One Pot Meals at PMA

Renaissance Food Group, a fresh food company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers, Inc., will feature one of their newest innovations items, Garden Highway One Pot Kits at the upcoming PMA Fresh Summit. The product line was created as a solution to fresh, easy-to-prepare meal kits consumers can make at home in more…