Peruvian Asparagus Importer's Association Announces Co-Chairmen For 2016-2017

The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association (PAIA) announces the recent election of the new association Chairmen for the 2016-2017 Term.  Elected by a member vote at the October 2015 meeting were re-elected Co-Chair Walter Yager of Alpine Fresh, Miami, Florida and newly elected Co-Chair Jay Rodriguez, of Crystal Valley Foods, Miami, Florida.

Kalettes Introduced To Celebrities At The American Music Awards Gift Suite

December 7, 2015 Tozer Seeds

Kalettes®, the kale and brussels sprouts hybrid, recently participated in the American Music Awards® luxury gifting suite where they were introduced to approximately 100 celebrities and entertainment media attending the annual award show. The opportunity allowed Kalettes to network with celebrities on an individual basis and increase awareness for the sweet and nutty vegetable.

Baldor Specialty Foods Takes Innovative Approach To Combating Food Waste

December 7, 2015 Baldor Specialty Foods

Baldor Specialty Foods announced that it will implement a comprehensive plan to eliminate all organic waste destined for the landfill. The initiative is anchored by a program called SparCs which offers trim, tops and peelings from the company’s processing facility to chefs and manufacturers.  Through SparCs, the company will challenge the industry to incorporate these usable ingredients into their operations and, ultimately, to redefine the meaning of the word “waste”.

Meyer Lemon Retail Sales On The Rise

December 7, 2015 Sunkist Growers

Meyer lemon retail sales and volume have increased significantly in the January-February peak season period over the last few years, with sales in U.S. dollars up 51 percent, pounds up 43 percent and units up 29 percent in 2015 compared to 2011 according to IRI Worldwide data. This dramatic sales increase makes Meyer lemons one of the fastest growing varieties in the citrus category.

Ta-De Introduces New Pack For Signature Brand

December 7, 2015 Ta-De Produce

Ta-De's premier brand and label, El Rey (“Flavor that Reigns”), is getting a new look this week with smaller packs for signature items and color that "pops" at display.