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ProduceIQ: Honeycrisp season starts strong, but berry prices fall

- Analysis
The Honeycrisp apple is maintaining a tight grip on its title as the ‘crop to watch’ in 2020.

California Giant launches online fundraising program

- General News
In lieu of cancelled in-person fundraising events due to COVID-19, California Giant Berry Farms has launched an online platform to help financially support non-profit organizations in the greater Pajaro Valley area who actively work to better the livelihood of its community’s members.

Sun Belle to acquire Laredo, TX, distribution center

- General News
Berry marketer Sun Belle Inc. has agreed to acquire the business and property of CoolHouse Distribution Center, LLC in Laredo, Texas.

Vancouver retailers welcome Oppy’s unique super-berry

- General News
Building on its long history of breaking ground with new varieties, Oppy successfully introduced Haskap berries to customers in the greater Vancouver area, marking the first time these flavorful berries are available at retail.

Mexico berries expected to grow despite the pandemic

- International
Mexico’s berry industry will stay on course with positive growth projections in 2020 despite the pandemic caused by COVID-19.

California Giant gets stronger zero waste certification

- General News
California Giant Berry Farms is proud to announce that its corporate headquarters has been awarded Gold under the TRUE (Total Resource Use and Efficiency) Zero Waste certification program.

Berry big business: S. Katzman Produce

- Produce Blueprints
One of the “newer” players in the berry industry is S. Katzman Produce, Inc., a four generation-strong family business based at the Hunts Point Produce Market in the Bronx, NY.

Berry big business: Always Fresh Farms

- Produce Blueprints
Always Fresh Farms, LLC is a grower, marketer, and shipper of blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and raspberries from the United States, Latin America, and Canada.

Naturipe promotes two executives

- General News
Naturipe is pleased to announce the promotion of Aribel Aguirre-Beck to CAO/CFO. Expanding her current CFO role to include the duties of Chief Administration Officer will allow her to lead the breadth and depth of our business operational affairs.

Berry big business: Blazer Wilkinson

- Produce Blueprints
Self-described as exclusively strawberry people, Salinas, CA-based Blazer Wilkinson, LP sources about 98 percent of its volume from its own U.S. farms—Florida in the winter and Oxnard, Santa Maria, and Salinas during the rest of the year—with the remainder counter-seasonal production from Central Mexico.