In this newly created role, Jill Scofield is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing USHBC and NABC industry communications programs involving growers, marketers, exporters, importers, distributors and other stakeholders.
Named after the late industry legend Frieda Rapoport Caplan — the mother of Karen Caplan and Jackie Caplan Wiggins — the scholarship will enable a woman in the industry to attend the event each year at no cost.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture recently completed a state-mandated referendum vote that determined the California Avocado Commission is approved to continue in operation for the next five years.
The report finds that produce department sales reached $69.6 billion in 2020—an 11.4% increase. Shoppers are purchasing more produce than pre-COVID-19, with shoppers buying more fresh fruit (+8.9%) and more vegetables (+14.2%).
Now more than ever, consumers are searching for clean foods with recognizable ingredients they can trust. At Vandemoortele, we launched our own Clean Label in 2020 as a transparent promise to clearly state our ingredients.