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The U.S. Department of Agriculture has cited Penny Tsigaris, doing business as Manavi Produce (Tsigaris dba Manavi) in Oceanside, NY, for failing to pay $385,021 to three sellers for produce that was purchased, received and accepted in interstate and foreign commerce from February 2015 to January 2016.  This is in violation of the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act.  As a result of these actions, Manavi cannot... Read more

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Del Rey Avocado expands Southern California operations
Since 1969, Del Rey Avocado Co. has operated from the same facilities in Fallbrook, CA, in northern San Diego County. For the last several years, the company knew it would outgrow its current facility and would need to begin searching for a suitable location in the surrounding communities to keep up with customer demand. The decision to purchase a new facility... Read more

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Bagged avocado sales continue to impress, Calavo says
There may be no greater indicator of U.S. consumers’ continued love affair with the avocado than the growing number of sales in the bagged category. After all, a buyer of a bag of avocados is, almost by definition, self-identifying as a heavy user. “In January of 2019, we saw a 30 percent increase in bagged sales over January of 2017,” said Rob Wedin, vice president... Read more

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Tasteful Selections expands corporate team
Tasteful Selections has added Celeste Porter to its team as chief financial officer. In this role, Porter is accountable for the administrative, financial and risk management operations of the company, including development of financial and operational strategies and metrics, enhancement and monitoring... Read more