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Nickey Gregory Co. celebrates 20th anniversary
Nickey Gregory literally grew up on Atlanta’s wholesale produce market as his parents had an operation on the Atlanta State Farmers Market in Forest Park, GA. His earliest memories date back to trips to the market when he was as young as 5. By the time he graduated from nearby Forest Park High School, the family no longer had a business on the market, but Gregory was hooked on the profession and it was where he looked for... Read more

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MAS anticipates good spring Mexican deal
RIO RICO, AZ— Emerging from a Mexican winter deal marked by shortages and high markets, Miky Suarez, anticipated increased supplies on many items this spring. His sources of honeydew and mini-watermelons will start shipping this February. He expects “very good quality and very active markets” this spring. The melons, produced in Colima and Nayarit, should remain... Read more

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SunFed’s summer program will build Texas distribution
RIO RICO, AZ— Currently, 80 percent of the Mexican produce imported by SunFed enters the U.S. through Nogales. The remaining 20 percent is crossing the border in south Texas for distribution from a SunFed facility in Edinberg. “However, tomatoes are opposite,” according to Matt Mandel, COO of SunFed, “with 80 percent running through Texas.” SunFed continues... Read more

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Longtime organic expert joins Viva Tierra Organic
Longtime organic expert Chris Ford has joined Viva Tierra Organic, a leading grower and marketer of organic apples and pears, in the role of business development and marketing manager as the company looks toward a strong season of South American fruit. Viva Tierra is among the largest suppliers of organic... Read more