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Walmart to hand out Rockit apples at trick-or-treating events

Walmart stores in numerous states will be handing out Rockit apples from Chelan Fresh during drive-through Halloween events.

Packer Insight — FDA investigations, H-2A news, online grocery and more

Tom Karst, Chris Koger, Amy Sowder and Ashley Nickle take you through the big stories of the week, from developments related to H-2A wages to company news born from increased demand for online grocery services.

Ambrosia Gold has broad appeal

After more than a decade of robust category performance in the U.S.A., Ambrosia continues to hold its position as one of America’s favorite apples.

Golbon recognizes foodservice distributors

Foodservice distributor Golbon, Boise, Idaho, recently recognized members during its annual awards program, an online event this year.

NW pear growers create flavor experience through videos

The Pear Bureau Northwest is sharing the industry's commitment to supplying retailers and their customers with flavorful pears through a handful of new tactics.

BASF acquires melon breeder ASL

BASF has formally agreed to acquire ASL, one of the most innovative melon breeding companies in the world, to continue expanding its position as a preferred partner in the fruit and vegetable value chain.

National Watermelon Promotion Board continues focus in fall, winter

On the heels of strategic planning and virtual Board meeting, the National Watermelon Promotion Board is entering in to the fall and winter months well-positioned to strengthen demand for watermelon.

Mike Harris joins Generation Farms in watermelon sales

Generation Farms, Vidalia, Ga., has hired Mike Harris as watermelon sales director.

Packer 25 2020 — Chris Willett

“When you believe in the products you deliver to consumers, it’s that much more rewarding when you achieve success,” said Chris Willett of Wenatchee, Wash.-based T&G Global.

Blueberries reach hero status at retail

Blueberries have been growing at a rapid clip at retail, according to the United Fresh Produce Association’s FreshFacts report for the second quarter of 2020.