Christine Lott Named Director of Integrated Communicationsfor the California Walnut Board and Commission

As Director of Integrated Communications, Christine Lott will work proactively to help drive more visibility to activate sales for California walnuts. She will support domestic and international marketing efforts with a focus on public and media relations, spanning consumer and trade segments including retail, foodservice, food manufacturing and the nut trade.

Mann Packing Unveils Real Mann’s Broccolini™ Campaign to Educate and Protect Trademark Amid Growing Popularity

April 29, 2024 Mann Packing Co., Inc.

Leading packaged vegetable supplier launches multi-platform educational initiative to correct the misuse of its BROCCOLINI® trademark on restaurant menus and baby broccoli packaging and reinforce Mann Packing’s BROCCOLINI trademark.

EPA’s Senior Agriculture Advisor Visits Fruit Tree Research Station with USApple and Growers

Much of the research happening at the Research Station has implications for finding resistance to diseases like fire blight – a bacterial disease that can very quickly wipe out entire apple orchards. Other research on greenhouse gas mitigation opportunities in orchards could be key to serving as another agriculture-based solution to address climate change.

Sunkist Announces Return of California Star Ruby Grapefruit and National Display Contest 

April 29, 2024 Sunkist Growers

To build on this momentum heading into the late-spring/summer months, Sunkist launched a grapefruit-specific study seeking insight into shoppers’ overall perception of the variety and the determining factors to making a purchase at the store level.  

Every Day is Earth Day at Publix

April 26, 2024 Publix

Nearly 7,500 Publix associates are volunteering in their communities during Publix Serves Week, which began over the weekend and runs through April 27. The week’s volunteer activities are primarily focused on the environment. Publix associates are getting the chance to volunteer with organizations that support environmental sustainability efforts, many of which are intended to help improve water sources.