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To address labor challenges, work smarter not harder
Ask produce and floral industry executives on the production side of the supply chain what keeps them up at night, and chances are that labor is at the top of their list of insomnia inducers. And for good reason. Labor consumes a significant amount of management time to hire, fire and take care of everything in between. It also is a significant expense in an increasingly low-margin and competitive industry — often 35-40... Read more

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Henry takes long-term view of 2017 harvest shortfall
With forecasts for the upcoming California avocado harvest at almost half of last year’s levels, Henry Avocado is focusing on the positive aspects of the industry in general, and the Escondido company in particular, according to a company press release. “Despite the recent inconsistent pricing and product availability, we believe the long-term trend... Read more

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Edward L. Myrick Produce, headquartered on the Edward L. Myrick State Farmers Market (previously the Pompano State Farmers Market), in Pompano Beach, is a year-round operation. In 2012 the company opened a facility in Plant City, FL, which has grown consistently every year. Edward L. Myrick started working at Pompano Market in 1964. He founded the company in... Read more

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Conor Leach joins Oakes Farms as Midwest regional sales specialist and account manager
Immokalee, FL-based Oakes Farms has experienced a year of profound growth and expansion. In its need for qualified staff to help keep the momentum going, the company has hired Conor Leach as its new Midwest regional sales specialist and account manager. He joined the company March 15. Leach previously... Read more