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Mucci Farms acquires Orangeline Farms, announces expansion plans
Mucci Farms has acquired controlling interest of Leamington, ON-based Orangeline Farms, including its existing greenhouse and warehouse facilities, and additional land with plans for expansion. Subsequently, the company also announced additional expansion plans in Canada and the United States.Bert Mucci “It’s an exciting time for the company as we continue our aggressive expansion plans to increase our local and regional... Read more

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New York Apple Sales says things have turned for the better
Glenmont, NY-based New York Apple Sales was feeling a bit pessimistic during the initial growth patterns of apples coming out of dormancy prior to bloom earlier this year. But conditions since then have resulted in a much better outlook. Vice President of Marketing, Jim Allen, said the 2019 is now surprising the company, and in a positive way. New York Apples... Read more

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Rice Fruit Co. excited about the 2019 apple crop
Brenda Briggs, vice president of sales and marketing for Gardners, PA-based Rice Fruit Co., said excitement is in the air over the 2019 crop. “We anticipate excellent quality and ideal sizing starting right out of the gate in August with our popular Premier Honeycrisp,” said Briggs. “Our incoming volume will be similar to last year, but nature has been more... Read more

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Honeybear Brands adds business development director
Honeybear Brands, a leading grower and developer of premium apple varieties, hired Craig Arneson as business development director. The move follows several key operational leadership team additions over the past 12 months and prepares the company for continued growth in the coming fiscal year. Arneson... Read more