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Sunset launches online recipe series with Roger Mooking

Sunset and celebrity chef Roger Mooking have teamed up once again to launch an all-new video recipe series called Chef Inspired.The online series features Roger demonstrating everything from what to do with leftover tomatoes to how to make a decadent dessert for two. The Food Network chef uses a variety of.....

US (CA): Chilean Blueberries program teaches kids to eat healthy

Fruits from Chile and the Anaheim, California based Northgate Gonzales Market, are teaming up for the next few weeks to teach kids how to eat healthy with blueberries.A recent January 14th event at a Long Beach Northgate location was the first of 40 free kids’ cooking classes hosted by Northgate’s.....

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Fruit and vegetables as ambassadors of a store concept

Do you choose unprocessed, prepared, or ready-made products? The range of fruit and vegetables keeps expanding and creates more revenue. Therefore, it is the perfect category to add character to a store concept.The fruit and vegetable category is on the rise. Of the existing range, sales are increasing and.....

Up Your A-Game with these Market Manager Certification Programs

Market manager certificate programs offer curriculum establishing best practices while also polishing leadership, outreach, and funding skills. Through these programs, market managers broaden their professional credentials and take steps to personally impact future market funding and.....

Driscoll's plans to grow year-round

Last June 2016, Driscoll’s introduced a new, emotion-driven global brand strategy that included consumer research across North America, Europe, Australia and China. According to their most recent U.S. survey more than 85% of people agree that eating berries make them happy. This consumer insight.....

Sweden: Post holiday health push boosts salad sales

After the (over)indulgence of the Christmas holidays, Fredrik Pettersson from Dole Fresh Cuts Sweden/Finland shared that it is a very good market for salad mixes and fresh cuts, with the consumer push to become extra healthy in the new year. There is always a bit of a dip in demand during October and.....

USDA: $27 Million in grants to support the local food sector

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced the availability of $27 million in grants to fund innovative projects designed to strengthen market opportunities for local and regional food producers and businesses. “These grants will continue USDA’s support for the.....

The ten most expensive fruits in the world

What is the most expensive fruit in the world? Japanese cube-shaped watermelon? Ruby red grape? Ginseng pears? Wrong!The ten most expensive fruits of the world, from cheapest to most expensive, are:10— Ginseng fruits - He Bei, China. Inspired by "Journey to the West" (one of the Four Classic novels of.....

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US (TX): Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference

The 32nd annual Fort Bend Regional Vegetable Conference, hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will be from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Feb. 2 at the Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 State Highway 36 South in Rosenberg.“The conference is a celebration of vegetable production along the upper Gulf.....

Hunt's 'no GMO' ads draw criticism from growers

A new marketing campaign by tomato processor Hunt’s is drawing backlash from some in the ag community.In its ads, Hunt’s boasts that it does not use genetically modified tomatoes in its products. While that’s true, it’s also because, currently, there are no GMO tomatoes being produced.....

US (NY): Intergrow hires new marketing manager

Kathryn Perry has joined the Intergrow Greenhouses, Inc. team as the new Marketing Manager. The newly created position comes with the expansion of the Intergrow business model to meet increasing market demand.Kathryn Perry comes with a background in the food industry, previously working in the restaurant.....

US: SunFed debuts Almost Famous program

With the vision of creating an exciting destination in produce departments and addressing the changing sustainability goals of today’s shoppers, SunFed is launching its Almost Famous produce program in stores nationwide.“Sustainability has a changing definition for consumers, and one of those shifting.....

Canadian government wants BC foods on the global menu

A new international market development strategy is the latest item on the menu offering B.C.'s agri-food and seafood products to the world. The strategy aims to build on the record $3.5 billion worth of B.C. products exported in 2015.The strategy focuses on providing programs and services that support three.....

Tips for prospective hydroponic basil growers

The woody herb can be sweet, savory, or peppery, and it smells amazing. Basil has been used some way in almost every place in the world and has collected its own interesting history throughout the ages. (For a century or two, basil was thought to spawn scorpions.)Basil belongs to the mint family (Lamiaceae),.....