IMG Citrus Expands Team to Boost Year Round Citrus Strategy

February 2, 2023 IMG Citrus

IMG Citrus announced the addition of Giorgio Peirano to its leadership team. Originally from Chile, Peirano spent much of his career in Europe and South America as an exporter of citrus and other produce including kiwis, onions, and avocados. In addition to his 20 years of experience, he holds a degree in Agronomic Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.

Avocado Sales Elevated by Higher Prices During Third Quarter Holidays

February 2, 2023 Hass Avocado Board

A recent holiday retail recap published by the Hass Avocado Board (HAB) indicated increased dollar sales during summer holidays, including Father’s Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Project SEARCH Celebrates First Internship Completion and Prepares Students for Independent Living with Link Transit

February 1, 2023 Stemilt

The first 7 interns to participate in the Project SEARCH program at Stemilt completed one of 3, 3-month-long internships and shared their learnings at a Project SEARCH Open House Jan 19. Eastmont Transition Coordinator, Michelle Sadewasser and Transition Specialist, Tina Gorman, share how the interns have progressed and how a Community Based Instruction partnership with Link Transit is teaching independent living skills.

It’s a Cherry Good Time to Promote Cherries from Chile

Chile has shipped 58% more volume to the U.S. compared to the same time last year, and Chilean Cherry promotions have been in full swing since late December.  In addition to point-of-sale material, videos, new recipes, custom digital ads, and in-store merchandising support, the Committee has engaged in several new programs, including influencer marketing and TikTok.

Mission Produce to Open UK Distribution Center With Exclusive ‘Mission Control’ Ripening Technology

February 1, 2023 Mission Produce

Mission Produce, Inc. announced the testing results of its Mission Control ripening technology and management process, confirming its ability to accelerate avocado ripening and improve product uniformity. Mission Control will be implemented for the first time in the Company’s newest forward distribution center in Dartford, England, which is anticipated to open in March of 2023.