Melissa’s Butterscotch Pears – Peak of the Season

January 7, 2019 Melissa’s Produce

Melissa’s Butterscotch Pears from South Korea are now found into produce departments across the country. These crisp, sweet, delicious, large sized Asian pears are considered the premium variety. Not only are they special from how they are grown, but how attractive they look to how wonderful their flavor is.

New Leadership for Salinas Valley’s Nunes Company

January 7, 2019 The Nunes Company

The Nunes Company, one of the nation’s largest grower-shippers of conventional and organic fresh produce marketed under the Foxy® brand name, has elected Tom M. Nunes (T5) President of the Company.

The National Mango Board is Now Accepting Board Nominees

January 7, 2019 Perishable News

The NMB is made up of 18 mango industry members – importers, a first handler, domestic producers and foreign producers who dedicate themselves to the NMB mission to increase consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. through innovative research and promotional activities, while also fostering a thriving industry.

Kool Logistics Opens New Nashville Office and Adds Industry Veteran to Team

January 7, 2019 Integrated Fresh Solutions

General Manager Michael Orr, who joined Kool Logistics in 2018, will lead Kool’s multi-offices from the new location. Rejoining Kool is industry veteran John Druckenmiller. With former positions with CFX. C.H. Robinson and Tom Lange Logistics, Druckenmiller will represent Kool Logistics as their Director of Customer Sales.

#1 College Football Bowl Mascot? The Idaho Potato Commission’s Spuddy Buddy

January 7, 2019 Idaho Potato Commission

“Spuddy Buddy has won the hearts of millions of folks around the world. People of all ages just can’t help but smile when they see him,” explained Frank Muir, President & CEO, IPC. “Two years ago ESPN named Spuddy Buddy their favorite mascot. I think this is just the beginning of a very long list of accolades for Spuddy Buddy.”