Facility Operations

Adding Value and Efficiency: Paying attention to the process helps pickle company thrive

Achieving success as an agribusiness is a value-added proposition for Bob McClure’s family. The relatively small, family owned company, McClure... continue reading »

Celery Adjustment: Duda uses innovative technology to create a variety of shapes and sizes

With the nickname the “Celery King,” it’s not surprising that Duda Farm Fresh Foods entered the fresh-cut market in a big way. In 1... continue reading »

Demand Is GoGoing Up: Materne’s U.S. applesauce pouch production expanding

It started with a French revolution. Now it’s hit the United States. In 1998, Materne rolled out its applesauce pouches in France – to w... continue reading »

Dispensing Fresh: Micromarkets take produce vending to the next level

Next year marks Vic Pemberton’s 30th year in the vending business. And he’s the first to say that three decades ago, he never would have ... continue reading »

Fresh-Cut Innovation

There’s been a revolution – and explosion – in fresh-cut produce and Hy-Vee is right in the middle of it. Operating 234 grocery sto... continue reading »

Partnering for Success

As director of produce for Sunset Foods, Vince Mastromauro is proud of the selection and space the chain of five food stores operating along Chicago... continue reading »

Defying the Elements

Crunch Pak was facing a dilemma.
About two years ago, the Produce Traceability Initiative to enhance electronic traceability was ramping up, ... continue reading »

Clean Water Alternatives

When it comes to processing fresh-cut produce, one element is just as important as the produce itself.
Water. It rinses and sanitizes every s... continue reading »

Fresh Ideas: The green fields of government

There are times when we wonder whether we’re in the business of covering political science or food production.
Planning sessions for ou... continue reading »

A Local Focus: Maine plant processes root crops for nearby customers

When its new vegetable processing facility opens this summer, Northern Girl will be closer to achieving its goal of pursuing year-round processing o... continue reading »