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Packer 25 — Jesus Gonzalez

Since Jesus Gonzalez grew up in Nogales, Ariz., perhaps it is not surprising that he found his start in the produce industry. The fact that he stayed in it, he says, is because the business lit a fire in him.

Honeybear Brands plans Pazazz rollout

Elgin, Minn.-based Honeybear Brands will begin offering new-crop Pazazz apples at the beginning of December, and the marketer said prospects are more than good.
Nov 06, 2018 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Apples

LGS Specialty Sales starts Spanish, Moroccan clementine imports

New Rochelle, N.Y.-based LGS Specialty Sales Ltd. is starting imports of Spanish and Moroccan citrus in November.

Packer Insight — FPAA and Groceryshop

Editor-in-chef Tom Karst and retail editor Ashley Nickle discuss some of their takeaways from recent travel to the 50th Nogales Produce Convention and the first Groceryshop conference and expo.

TQL raises $50K during Pinktober

Total Quality Logistics, Cincinnati, donated almost $50,000 to the American Cancer Society through its Pinktober fundraising effort in the fight against breast cancer.

Packer 25 — Glenn Daniels

If he weren’t division vice president, East sales for Earthbound Farm, Glenn Daniels would like to be a coach or a teacher.

Packer 25 — John Gates

Doing what the market wants has worked out well for John Gates, president of Lancaster Foods, Jessup, Md.

Tomato suspension agreement hanging in the balance

I recently asked the public affairs office of the U.S. International Trade Administration about the status of the talks for a new tomato suspension agreement between Mexican tomato growers and the U.S.?

Dole bananas ‘talk’ to students with inspiring messages

A Virginia Beach, Va., elementary school cafeteria manager has received attention for writing inspirational messages to students on bananas.

Grimmway Farms cleans up local community

More than 200 Grimmway Farms employees and family members again pitched in to clean up a community.