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Oppenheimer CEO honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

At the 17th annual Friend of Chile Awards Luncheon, the Chilean & American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia honored John Anderson, chairman, president and CEO of The Oppenheimer Group, with a Lifetime Achievement Award. ... Read More

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Ports negotiations slow down through Thanksgiving

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union is limiting its participation in West Coast port negotiations for 12 days through the Thanksgiving weekend, according to the Pacific Maritime Association. ... Read More

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Potato shippers target Christmas for big sales

Transportation headaches aside, potato grower-shippers look forward to heavy promotions of high-quality spuds this holiday season. ... Read More

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Summit Produce adds commercial manager

Nolan Quinn has joined Summit Produce as commercial manager. ... Read More

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Idaho potato display contest runs twice as long

The Idaho Potato Commission is doubling the length of its annual retail display contest. ... Read More

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Sunkist videos offer ‘Citrus Hacks’

Sunkist Growers Inc. is promoting navel oranges, lemons and grapefruit with a series of four videos dubbed Sunkist Citrus Hacks. ... Read More

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Stop the profit drain - misting essentials
Most produce items are 90% water — or more. How many times have you heard this percentage cited? By extension, many a produce manager instructs his or her crew to keep the produce nice and fresh. Mostly, this is carried out with careful inventory management, close ordering and closer rotation.
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The Produce Sidewalk Sale
Customers love a little drama, a little flair and atmosphere when they shop. It’s why shoppers devote an entire day at Pike’s Place Public Market in Seattle, or why parents take their children to Stew Leonard’s in Connecticut or New York. These markets add interest and excitement to the shopping experience.
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Rusty Blade finds good stuff in the Produce Market Guide
I jolted awake from a brief siesta to find Russ T. Blade sitting cross-legged on my desk, thumbing through the new 2014 copy of The Packer’s annual Produce Market Guide.
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Say Hola to Amigos
HEREFORD, Texas — About an hour from Amarillo, in the Beef Capital of the World, the first ground-up Amigos store offers a fresh look at retail for United Supermarkets LLC. The Lubbock-based company opened the store in late August. It’s the fourth under the banner, but the first to feature the Amigos vision from inception, says Juan Enchinton, business director of Hispanic initiatives. Read More

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