New line offers fast food without the fat

Apio Inc. built its business growing and shipping broccoli, so it’s ironic that the name actually means “celery” in Spanish. However, i... continue reading »

Focus on customers is key to success

Taylor Farms is one of the largest suppliers of fresh-cut vegetables for the foodservice industry, and now the Salinas, Calif.-based company is making... continue reading »

Todd Koons, founder of Epic Roots, started his career in the produce industry in 1978, at the age of

Todd Koons, founder of Epic Roots, started his career in the produce industry in 1978, at the age of 19, as a pantry manager for an upscale French res... continue reading »

Northwest processor upgrades plant to extend shelf life and improve quality

Tree Top Inc., the first fruit-processing cooperative, was established nearly 50 years ago in central Washington in the middle of the state’s app... continue reading »

Commodity group helps in product development to grow sales

Innovation generally comes from a company looking to create a competitive advantage by offering a new product or a new use for an existing product. Th... continue reading »

To-Jo Mushrooms wins two awards in value-added line’s first year

Four generations of D’Amicos have grown mushrooms in southeastern Pennsylvania, and each generation has built upon the previous.

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Getting Excited About Fresh-Cuts

It’s not too often that my wife gets excited about a new product, especially a new food product. But that’s exactly what happened after she ... continue reading »

Innovative processor rolls out new items, green packaging

Ready Pac Foods is a pioneer in the fresh-cut produce industry and over the 40 years the company has been processing fresh, ready-to-eat fruit and veg... continue reading »

Stemilt Growers expands unique AppleSweets line

Stemilt Growers Inc. made waves two years ago when it announced a new line of flavor-infused apple slices called AppleSweets. The Wenatchee, Wash.-bas... continue reading »

Food safety, convenience drive innovation in fresh-cut packaging

Packaging in fresh-cut produce can be as important as the product inside. The package not only acts as a preserving agent, often serving as a barrier ... continue reading »