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Former Del Monte, Sunsweet exec Bill Haase dies

William “Bill” Haase, former vice president of sales and marketing for Del Monte Fresh Produce and CEO of Sunsweet Growers, has died.

Sam Rhodes joins Alliance Retail Group in sales

Alliance Retail Group has hired Sam Rhodes as chief sales officer.

Fred Heptinstall plans retirement from Polymer Logistics

Fred Heptinstall plans to retire from Polymer Logistics at the end of the year.
Nov 21, 2018 by Kevin Spafford #Produce Crops, #People

Frieda’s promotes Alex Berkley to sales manager

Alex Berkley is the new sales manager at Frieda’s Specialty Produce, Los Alamitos, Calif.

Longtime L&M farm manager Kenny Bennett remembered

Kenny Bennett, the longtime farm manager and business partner at the L&M Family of Cos., has died.

Reggie Brown: From 4-H to negotiating trade

From raising chickens for a ?4-H project to representing Florida tomato growers, Reggie Brown has been dedicated to Florida’s agricultural industry.

Rolandelli, ‘Godfather of Asparagus’ at JMB, dies

Leo Rolandelli, aka the “Godfather of Asparagus” who ran Jacobs, Malcolm, and Burtt for nearly five decades, died Oct. 31. He was 77.

Tour de Fresh school salad bar fundraiser offers sponsorships

Tour de Fresh, presented by The California Giant Foundation, is offering sponsorships for its sixth ride in the fall of 2019, along the majestic Big Sur Highway One in California.
Nov 16, 2018 by Amy Sowder #Produce (General), #People

Steve Church honored with Valley of the World Award

Steve Church, chairman of Church Brothers Farm, Salinas, Calif., was honored with the National Steinbeck Center’s Valley of the World Award.
Nov 15, 2018 by Kevin Spafford #Produce Crops, #People

Southern Produce restructures, announces personnel changes

Sweet potato grower-shipper Southern Produce Distributors, like many North Carolina growers, faced adversity this year with Hurricane Florence’s rains.