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Intermarché viral with romantic TV commercial

Seducing the check-out girl with fresh produce?

French supermarket chain Intermarché has its latest commercial floating around on social media, also outside of France. The commercial is about a boy who falls in love with the check-out girl from the local Intermarché. To draw her attention, he changes his diet: instead of buying junk food, he starts.....

US (CA): UnitedAg opens second health & wellness clinic

UnitedAg, a member-owned agricultural trade association representing more than 650 organizations in California and Arizona, has opened its second Health & Wellness Clinic. The first was in Visalia and the second is in Santa Maria, Calif. open to all UnitedAg members’ covered employees and dependents, the.....

March 19-21, San Diego

US (CA): InTents Conference intent on increasing profits at farmers markets

The upcoming InTents Conference in San Diego, CA aims at helping farmers, vendors, and farmers market managers increase the success and profitability of their businesses.On March 20th and 21st on Mission Bay in San Diego, take advantage of two full days of speakers, panels, roundtables and networking.....

US (OH): Learn how to effectively market your business

Ohio farmers and food producers can learn how to target and communicate with consumers to help increase the visibility and economic potential of their businesses at a workshop offered at three Ohio locations in March and April.The Educational Marketing Program workshop is being offered by specialists from.....

"Coo-coomba"

A musical ode to the cucumber

If a reggae artist brings an ode to a green plant that thrives in greenhouses, it is unlikely that it's about vegetables - but this time it's really the case. In a video British artist Macka B praises the cucumber.Macka B is one of the most famous reggae artists worldwide and notably in the UK and of course.....

Are the VeggieTales characters cannibals?

If you grew up in the 90s, you may remember the Christian programme, VeggieTales, which taught valuable lessons to kids around the world. While the show carries wholesome themes, the internet is having an entertaining debate about whether the VeggieTales put their morals where their mouth is.Bob, Larry and.....

NZ: Local tomatoes under the Romagna brand

One of our readers, who works for a large company in the fruit sector, was recently in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand. He visited a local supermarket, part of the Woolworths chain, and noticed something really peculiar - a packet of tomatoes with the "Romagna" (registered) brand.The tomato packet with the.....

US (ME): Wild Blueberry Commission school push paying off

The Wild Blueberry Commission of Maine says its drive to get wild blueberries into school lunches is panning out.The commission launched the Wild Blueberry School Foodservice Program as part of the effort. The commission says Minnesota public schools signed on to the program last month, joining Maine,.....

US (CA): Talley Farms releases local food cookbook

California grower Talley Farms announced the release of a new cookbook authored by Brian Talley, president of Talley Farms and Talley Vineyards, entitled Our California Table: Celebrating the Seasons with the Talley Family. The 192-page coffee table-style cookbook ($35, Story Farm) features more than 50 of.....

First Dutch orange bell peppers for king & queen

On Wednesday 8 March, Alex Zwinkels offered the first orange bell peppers of his 2017 harvest to King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in name of the Oranje Paprika Vereniging (Orange bell pepper association) at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague. With that, a tradition going back years was also continued this.....

UK Environment Secretary visits Harper Adams

While in Shropshire, Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom, MP, paid a visit to Harper Adams University to meet some of its students and to see the work it is undertaking on the application of agricultural technologies.Dr David Llewellyn, Vice-Chancellor, hosted.....

Houweling's Tomatoes adds three new premium snack packs

Houweling’s Tomatoes announced three new tomato packs as part of their premium Signature Selection line. The exclusive Signature Selection brand dictates a strict criteria for varietal selection and growing practices, placing flavor at the forefront of the selection criteria, followed by other key.....

NatureFresh internship program kicks off year 2

After a successful program launch in 2016, NatureFresh Farms is once again promoting summer internship opportunities for its mobile Greenhouse Education Center (GEC). NatureFresh’s recruitment efforts are being focused on colleges & universities that offer agriculture, agri-science, agri-business,.....

Driscoll's strives to be the first consumer brand in berries

Last July, berry company Driscoll’s launched a new brand positioning for which it updated its logo, packaging and digital platforms with a new look and feel. The goal of the global design was to capture a feeling of joy and elevate the brand from a functional to a more emotionally driven positioning......