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J&D Produce transitions to Little Bear Produce

J&D Produce, named after company founders Jimmy and Diane Bassetti, is now operating as Little Bear Produce, in recognition of its long-time brand.

Calavo Growers promotes Rob Wedin, Mark Lodge

Calavo Growers, Santa Paula, Calif., has promoted Rob Wedin and Mark Lodge.

Industry veterans establish procurement company Re Fresh

Two produce industry veterans, Doug Fisher and Joe Cimino, have established Re Fresh LLC, a Salinas, Calif.-based produce procurement company.

Cailin Kowalewski promoted at New York Apple Association

The New York Apple Association, Fishers, has promoted Cailin Kowalewski to account promotion manager.

RFG adds Kate Brooks, Edward Redd in sales

Renaissance Food Group, Rancho Cordova, Calif., has hired Edward Redd and Kate Brooks in executive sales roles.

Fair Trade USA announces leadership changes

Nathalie Marin-Gest and Jesse Appelman have moved into new roles at Fair Trade USA.

Baker & Murakami adds grower-owners and sales veteran

Onion growers Paul and Logan Skeen recently became part of the ownership group at Baker & Murakami Produce, Ontario, Ore.

Bard Valley Date Growers hires Julie Lutz-Lenosky for SE sales

Julie Lutz-Lenosky has joined Bard Valley Date Growers as regional sales manager for the Southeast U.S.

CPS notes new board leadership during web seminar

Dave Corsi chairman, of the Center for Produce Safety’s board of director for two years, has been succeeded by Vic Smith.

USDA appoints members of fruit and vegetable industry group

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed 12 new members to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee.