New Grocery Stores Coming To Richmond Area In 2015

The competitive Richmond-area grocery scene will get more crowded in 2015. The super-frugal Aldi chain and Walmart, with its Neighborhood Market format, both have plans to open multiple stores in the area.

Nature’s Best’s Texas DC Rebrands As KeHE Distributors

January 2, 2015 KeHE Distributors, LLC

Nature's Best's Flower Mound, Texas, facility will undergo a rebranding within the next several weeks. Nature's Best was acquired by KeHE Distributors, LLC, in August 2014. The KeHE Distributors logo will replace the Nature's Best logo at this facility, as well as on trucks, uniforms and corporate letterhead that operate out of this facility.

Tampering With Needles Puts PEI Potato Growers On Edge

No one has come forward so far to claim the $100,000 reward for solving the mystery of who is sticking sewing needles into Prince Edward Island’s potatoes – a situation that has seen the destruction of hundreds of thousands of pounds of produce and has put members of the province’s $1-billion potato industry on edge.

UK: Supplier Produce World Busier Than Ever This Christmas With Broccoli A Big Hit

Produce World, which has factories in Chatteris, Sutton Bridge and Isleham, has enjoyed a surge in demand for its produce over the festive period. Demand for broccoli is up 19.9 per cent, while there has been a 5.6 per cent increase in carrot sales and a five per cent increase in root vegetable sales.

Harvesting Maui Gold

In 2010, a small group of former Maui Land & Pine executives and managers, along with Ulupalakua Ranch owner C. Pardee Erdman, chose to defy the odds and formed the Hali‘imaile Pineapple Company.  Today, Hali‘imaile Pine’s subsidiary, Maui Gold Pineapple Company, is the exclusive grower of the supersweet hybrid for which it’s named. Maui Gold harvests the premium fruit year-round, averaging 12,000 cases per week. That’s 3.7 million pineapples a year.