HKW Announces Add-on Acquisition by Fresh Direct Produce

July 19, 2019 Fresh Direct Produce

HKW, a middle-market private equity firm focused on growth-oriented companies, today announced that its portfolio company, Fresh Direct Produce, Ltd., has acquired Emperor Specialty Foods.

NatureFresh Farms Introduces New Procurement Manager in Mexico

July 19, 2019 NatureFresh™ Farms

NatureFresh™ Farms announces and welcomes the newest addition, Paul Hulsbos, to their sales team as Procurement Manager based in Mexico.

Pear Bureau Northwest Launches Shoppable Recipe Technology on Website

July 19, 2019 Pear Bureau Northwest

The tool allows visitors to the USAPears.org website to purchase ingredients from the online retailer of their choice directly from the recipe page, making for a seamless and efficient pear-purchasing experience.

Tour de Fresh Connects With 2019 Salad Bar School District Recipients

Since 2014, Tour de Fresh, a four-day cycling event presented by the California Giant Foundation, has donated more than 230 salad bars across the nation to help increase children’s consumption of fruits and vegetables. This year, Tour de Fresh expects to provide at least 50 salad bars to schools across the nation in California, Georgia, Ohio, Texas and Michigan, benefiting more than 25,000 students.

Viva Fresh Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

This new program has been established from the $30,000 raised by the 2019 Viva Fresh Open Golf Tournament and offers one-year scholarships for students pursuing a degree or certification relevant to the fresh produce industry.