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Chilean Fresh Fruit Association reaps benefits of another successful promotional season
This season is expected to set a new record for Chilean blueberry exports, and the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association has seen ample opportunity to promote cherries, stone fruit and grapes. Karen Brux, managing director for the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association, said that 87 percent of all cherry volume was shipped to China in the 2016-17 season. North America was the second largest market, receiving 6,362 tons, or 6.7 percent. “This... Read more

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Bland Farms finds success from roots to retail
Bland Farms has been growing onions for almost three decades, and the Glennville, GA-based company has seen a jump in the demand for Vidalia onions ever since increasing its presence in the sweet onion category. “Vidalia onions are grown by several farms but only a very few do their own marketing, and I’ve always done that,” said Delbert Bland,... Read more

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The heart of Roberson’s business
For Roberson Onion Co. in Hazlehurst, GA, it all started with the Vidalia onion. The company has been growing, packing and shipping the popular sweet onion variety for more than 35 years, establishing strong relationships with growers and becoming experts in the product. The company has added a variety of onions, sweet potatoes and watermelon to its product... Read more


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Jim Allen named VP of marketing at New York Apple Sales
New York Apple Sales Inc. has announced that Jim Allen and Matt Wells have joined the Glenmont, NY-based company. Allen, who served for 17 years as president and chief executive officer of the New York Apple Association, is now vice president of marketing at New York Apple Sales, while Wells, previously... Read more