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Driscoll’s appoints chief commercial officer

- General News
Garland S. Reiter, Jr. has been appointed to chief commercial officer (CCO), Driscoll’s of the Americas, a career that began as a grower in Baja, Mexico. .

Bobalu celebrates holidays by giving back

- General News
Berry producer Bobalu participated in a benefit in which organizations build holiday trees from canned food

A look at Frutura’s future after acquisitions

- General News
This week global sales and marketing group Frutura, Reedley, CA, announced an agreement to acquire all company assets of Santiago, Chile-based Giddings Fruit and Chicago-based Sun Belle 

Nearly all Mexican berries go to the U.S. and Canada

- International
Juan Jose Flores, general director of the National Association of Berry Exporters (Aneberries), told El Vigia that 97 percent of berry production in Mexico is destined for the U.S. and Canada.

Frutura expands in berries with two acquisitions

- General News
Frutura, the global sales and marketing platform designed to supply international customers with high-quality fruit, 365 days a year, has announced their intent to accelerate their berry capabilities in a meaningful way. Agreements-to-acquire all company assets have been signed with Giddings Fruit and Sun Belle.

Soren Bjorn succeeds J. Miles Reiter as Driscoll’s CEO

- Featured
Driscoll’s Board of Directors has elected Soren Bjorn, currently president of Driscoll’s of the Americas, as the company’s new CEO.

Bobalu Berries taps staff for recipe inspiration

- General News
Thanks to a bountiful summer of delicious Bobalu berries, the staff at this farming company has been enjoying fresh strawberries straight from the ranch and inspiring each other with their creations.

ProduceIQ: It’s a high-flying Independence Day for markets

- Featured
Undeterred by inflation, robust 4th of July demand and supply issues thrust average produce prices up +9 percent over the previous week. Heavily weighted commodities such as avocados and mixed berries are making this week’s prices some of the highest on record.

GEM-Pack and Well-Pict Berries merge operations

- General News
GEM-Pack Berries, LLC and Well-Pict Berries are forging a new partnership, combining companies to build an industry leading team of berry expertise.

Mexican berry exports beat out beer and tequila

- Analysis
Berries were Mexico’s biggest agroexport in the first two months of 2023, beating out not only avocados, but beer and tequila.