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 Publishes Second Annual Sustainability Highlights Report

SANTA PAULA, Calif. Sept. 9, 2020—Calavo Growers, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: CVGW), a global avocado-industry leader and provider of value-added fresh food, today announced the publication of its sustainability highlights report for 2019. Summarized within, the Company outlines its approach to sustainability and its commitment to long-term ecological balance, environmental soundness and social equity throughout Calavo. The 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…

RFG Welcomes Kate Brooks and Edward Redd to Sales Leadership Team

Renaissance Food Group (RFG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers, Inc., is excited to announce the addition of two food industry veterans to their sales team; Edward Redd joins the company as SVP sales and Kate Brooks re-joins RFG as VP sales. Edward Redd most recently served as president of Dotta Foods International, a global more…

Renaissance Food Group Embraces United Fresh Live! Virtual Platform

Renaissance Food Group (RFG), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers, Inc., is excited to take part in the United Fresh LIVE! virtual expo through a series of videos addressing the company’s framework; chef product demonstrations; and updates on the company’s nationwide production facilities and comprehensive food safety and quality program.   On Monday, June 15th Raina 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…

Calavo CEO Lee Cole announces plan to retire in 2020

On October 24, 2019, Lecil E. Cole advised Calavo Growers, Inc. (“Calavo”) of his intention to retire as Calavo’s President and Chief Executive Officer during the first quarter of calendar year 2020. Calavo’s Board of Directors is in the process of interviewing and evaluating several qualified Chief Executive Officer candidates, and Mr. Cole’s retirement will more…

Renaissance Food Group to Sponsor the New United Fresh Produce Safety Immersion Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 24, 2019) –Renaissance Food Group (RFG), a fresh food company that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Calavo Growers, Inc., will sponsor the new United Fresh Produce Safety Immersion Program, developed to build the technical capacity, critical thinking skills, and leadership attributes of the next generation of produce safety professionals. “The importance more…