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 With First Kiss, University Of Minnesota Apple Growers Find Their Sweet Spot
by Adam Belz, Star Tribune
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:09AM EDT

As the University of Minnesota prepared to release its newest apple, called the First Kiss and presented for the first time at the Minnesota State Fair last month, it obtained a trademark that will reserve the name for Minnesota-grown apples. The same variety grown elsewhere will go by the name Rave, and out-of-state growers will be closely monitored.

 Spooky Foods Inspire Shoppers To Celebrate Halloween With Fresh Produce
by Frieda’s Inc.
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:09AM EDT

Excite shoppers in the produce department with an offering of “Spooky Foods” to bring more fruits and vegetables to this sugary treat-filled holiday. Traditional fall pumpkins and squash with a Spooky Foods destination display will inspire shoppers to take home some nutritious treats that are also fun for kids to play with and try.

 Allen Lund Company Announces Two Promotions In The San Francisco Office
by Allen Lund Company
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:09AM EDT

Wendy Adan was promoted from Operations Manager to Assistant Manager. Morgan Underwood was promoted from Senior Transportation Broker to Operations Manager. Underwood has been with the Allen Lund Company for 10 years and was promoted to Senior Transportation Broker in 2017.

 CAC Kicks Off 40-Year Anniversary AT PMA Fresh Summit
by California Avocado Commission
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:09AM EDT

The California Avocado Commission (CAC) has a special reason to exhibit at the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Fresh Summit event this year: the organization is celebrating the start of its 40-year anniversary. Fresh Summit will take place at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from October 17 through 20, and the Commission will have a booth (#2143) during the Expo on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20.

 United Fresh Appoints McDonald’s Supply Chain Leader To Board Of Directors
by United Fresh Produce Association
Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018 at 9:09AM EDT

United Fresh Chairwoman Cindy Jewell, California Giant Berry Farms, has appointed Sarah Grady to fill an open seat on the United Fresh Board of Directors. Grady is the U.S. Strategic Supply Chain Manager at McDonald’s Corporation for Produce, Fruit, Potato & Beverage categories. She is focused on strengthening strategic partnerships with McDonald's produce and fruit suppliers along with other companies throughout the industry to address and find solutions to the important issues affecting the produce and fruit supply chains.

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