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Nugget Markets teams with university faculty member

Nugget Markets has launched a food and fitness program created by the director of sports nutrition at the University of California, Davis.


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The “Dr. Liz Applegate 21-Day Challenge” includes a meal and exercise program.

“This straightforward three–week eating and fitness program, designed with busy people in mind, is more about making good–for–your–body decisions rather than punishing you with cutting calories and tough–to–do workouts,” Nugget Markets, Woodland, Calif., writes in promotional materials.

The program can be downloaded via a link on the the Nugget Markets website.

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Crowley moves Guatemala-based teams to new facility

In an effort to better serve customers and business partners, Crowley Maritime Corp.’s Guatemala-based liner and logistics teams have moved into a new office space in the heart of Guatemala City, the country’s bustling metropolis and most populous city in Central America.

Modeled after Crowley’s Jacksonville, FL, headquarters, the office’s open layout maximizes the workspace while promoting a collaborative environment and synergy between the two business units, which were previously housed in separate buildings.

Moreover, combining the liner and logistics teams under one roof allows Crowley to better streamline services between departments, maximizing interdepartmental efficiency. This means that customers can now reach both the liner and logistics teams via a single phone number.

Additionally, a Transmetro station located just outside of the office makes accessing the building via Guatemala City’s bus-based mass public transit system easier for both Crowley customers and employees.

“The open office workspace is still a novel concept in Central America, but it continues to work remarkably well for us as a company,” Steve Collar, senior vice president and general manager of Crowley’s Latin America liner services, said in a press release. “Moving into our new office in Guatemala allows us to more closely align the liner and logistics business units and better serve the needs of our customers.”

Centrally located in the financial district of Zone 4, Crowley’s new main Guatemalan office occupies 6,159 square feet on the seventh floor of Financial Center Tower 3, a 12-story, state-of-the-art building outfitted with sophisticated security, emergency management and earthquake proofing technologies, among other advancements.

“Safety is paramount at Crowley,” Frank Larkin, senior vice president and general manager of logistics for Crowley, who lauded the building’s technologically advanced design. “It was important that our new office feature the latest technology to ensure the well-being of our employees, business partners and guests.”

The new office facility is located at Via 5, 5-34 Zona 4, Centro Financiero Torre 3 Nivel 7 Oficina 701. For more information or to inquire about Crowley’s services, contact Crowley at 502/2326-5511 (in Guatemala) or 1-800-Crowley (in the United States).

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Stemilt teams up with Lantao to import Starkrimson pears from US

first importers from US to China under new Chinese protocol
Stemilt teams up with Lantao to import Starkrimson pears from US

Stemilt Growers of Wenatchee, WA and Lantao of Shanghai, China have teamed up to be the first marketers of Starkrimson pears from Washington State in China under the new protocol between the United States and China announced earlier this year.
Just like their name implies, Starkrimson pears have a crimson red color that brightens as its ripens. They have a juicy texture and sweet flavor with a floral essence.


Tate Mathison, Bill Young and Dave Martin check Stemilt Pears in China

Mike Taylor, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Stemilt, feels that the Starkrimson Pear, because of it striking red color and sweet flavor, is a good multi-purpose pear well suited for the Chinese market. “Our experience is the Chinese consumer appreciates a sweet and juicy piece of fruit” said Taylor. “We expect there will be an education period to explain the difference between a typical Asian pear and our Western style pears.  We feel very confident that Lantao, our partners in China, will do a great job in exposing both Starkrimsons and Anjous in the market, and increase their sales and acceptance with the Chinese consumers”.

Lantao has marketing and distribution facilities in six different markets in China, including the so-called “big three” Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou and also in the internal secondary cities of Shenyang, Zhengzhou and Harbin. “Although our initial introduction of the Starkimson pear will be in the primary markets, there has been plenty of growth in our secondary market cities for premium fruit from the United States” said John Wang, President of Lantao. “Our so-called second tier markets have populations of over ten-million people, with growing economies and a burgeoning middle-class.”

Dave Martin, Export Sales Director and Bill Young, Export Account Manager for Stemilt Growers were in China to see the first arrivals of the fruit earlier this month “China is one of our important export markets and we hope to achieve similar success with our pears as we have had with our apples and cherries.” Said Martin. “We appreciate working with Lantao because they seem to grasp our ‘philosophy’ when it comes to openness, trust, honesty, commitment and the belief in the quality of our fruit.”

For more information: 
Mike Taylor, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Stemilt Growers
Tel: 509-662-9667 Ext 1219

John Wang, President
Lantao
Tel (China): 011 86-21-64346071
Mobile (USA): 416-990-8808

Jim Provost, Vice President North American Sourcing
Lantao
Tel: 610-869-4664

Publication date: 9/24/2013


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Duda teams with Sony to donate 64,000 pounds of fresh produce to Feeding America

Duda Farm Fresh Foods is teaming with Sony Pictures Animations’ comedy, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” and other leading fresh produce companies, including California Giant Berry Farms, Grimmway Farms and Cal-Organic in a campaign to support Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month.

image002The campaign includes a series of donation events held simultaneously in Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit and Phoenix. The produce will be donated on Sept. 9 to Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks and its 61,000 agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

At the flagship event in Los Angeles, Bill Hader and Anna Faris from the film are expected to attend and help spread the word about Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is dedicated to raising public awareness of the more than 50 million people who struggle with hunger in the United States, and urging individuals to take action in their communities to help fight hunger.

Each event will have activities for the whole family, including a chance to create your own “Foodimal” star (based on the characters in the film) out of fresh produce, face painting and appearances from local celebrities. Semi-trucks featuring graphics of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ and Duda Farm Fresh Foods will load the produce in to each event in the four cities.

Duda is donating a total of 64,000 pounds of fresh produce to the following food banks across the nation: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the Greater Boston Food Bank, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit.

“This opportunity allows Duda Farm Fresh Foods to support Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month and help end hunger in local communities,” Dan Duda, president and chief operating officer of Duda Farm Fresh Foods, said in a press release. “We are committed to carrying out our family’s 87-year commitment of giving to those in need.”

As part of the campaign, specially marked packages of participating Dandy produce will be tagged with “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ artwork and a QR code linking consumers to Cloudy2win.com. There, consumers will find useful information, including recipes, information about the film and how they can help by making a donation to Feeding America. The film opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 27.

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Duda teams with Sony to donate 64,000 pounds of fresh produce to Feeding America

Duda Farm Fresh Foods is teaming with Sony Pictures Animations’ comedy, “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2,” and other leading fresh produce companies, including California Giant Berry Farms, Grimmway Farms and Cal-Organic in a campaign to support Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month.

image002The campaign includes a series of donation events held simultaneously in Los Angeles, Boston, Atlanta, Detroit and Phoenix. The produce will be donated on Sept. 9 to Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks and its 61,000 agencies, including food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters.

At the flagship event in Los Angeles, Bill Hader and Anna Faris from the film are expected to attend and help spread the word about Hunger Action Month. Hunger Action Month is dedicated to raising public awareness of the more than 50 million people who struggle with hunger in the United States, and urging individuals to take action in their communities to help fight hunger.

Each event will have activities for the whole family, including a chance to create your own “Foodimal” star (based on the characters in the film) out of fresh produce, face painting and appearances from local celebrities. Semi-trucks featuring graphics of “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ and Duda Farm Fresh Foods will load the produce in to each event in the four cities.

Duda is donating a total of 64,000 pounds of fresh produce to the following food banks across the nation: Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, the Greater Boston Food Bank, Atlanta Community Food Bank and Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan in Detroit.

“This opportunity allows Duda Farm Fresh Foods to support Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month and help end hunger in local communities,” Dan Duda, president and chief operating officer of Duda Farm Fresh Foods, said in a press release. “We are committed to carrying out our family’s 87-year commitment of giving to those in need.”

As part of the campaign, specially marked packages of participating Dandy produce will be tagged with “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2″ artwork and a QR code linking consumers to Cloudy2win.com. There, consumers will find useful information, including recipes, information about the film and how they can help by making a donation to Feeding America. The film opens in theaters nationwide on Sept. 27.

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Raley’s teams up with Sunkist to Take A Stand for charity

This summer, Raley’s is partnering with Sunkist Growers and Edge Sales & Marketing to help families teach kids how to Take A Stand for their favorite charity.

Near the Sunkist lemon displays at all Raley’s, Bel Air and Nob Hill stores, customers can order a Sunkist lemonade stand to set up in their neighborhood to benefit their favorite cause. Sunkist-TakeAStand-display Since 2004, Sunkist’s Take A Stand promotion has encouraged and recognized more than 65,000 kids’ support of charity. Through the program, which runs through Labor Day, customers can order a Sunkist lemonade stand with their smartphone or by texting a code right in the produce section.

“The Take A Stand program provides a fun, creative and educational way for children to learn the importance of giving back to their community,” Julie DeWolf, director of retail marketing for Sunkist, said in a press release. “We’re pleased to bring this program to Raley’s customers and look forward to helping families squeeze some fresh inspiration into their summer fun.”

“Giving back to the community is important to us at Raley’s,” Jennie Teel-Wolter, community relations manager for Raley’s, added in the press release. “We are excited to work with Sunkist this summer to encourage children to identify and Take A Stand for a cause they believe in.”

The program also benefits a cause close to Raley’s heart — Food For Families. The company started Food For Families — a non-profit program that helps feed thousands at food banks in the communities it serves — in 1986. Customers donate to the cause and 100 percent of their donations go to their local food bank. With the purchase of every two-pound bag of Sunkist lemons, Sunkist is donating 25 cents to Food For Families, up to $ 10,000.

Customers can order their own lemonade stand by visiting the produce section of Raley’s and following directions on the Sunkist Take A Stand poster.

To learn more about the Take A Stand program, including delicious lemonade recipes, tips on picking a charity, decorating your stand and tracking sales, visit http://www.sunkist.com/takeastand/.

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USA Onions teams with Boise State football for grilling extravaganza

Following the precedence set by its 2012 onion grilling campaign, USA Onions/Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee is launching an all-new program this football season in conjunction with Boise State Bronco Football home games.

Logo1As part of the tailgate-themed promotion, Idaho Gov. Butch Otter will compete at the grill against a surprise “opponent” during the Broncos’ match up with University of Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles at Boise State on Sept. 28.

The highly publicized game, which will be aired on ABC or ESPN, is expected to fill Bronco Stadium, as will other games during the promotional period.

According to IEOOC Marketing Director Sherise Jones, the “USA Onion Grill-Off” series will include a number of high-profile participants such as well-known chefs, sports figures and other big-name personalities.

“We anticipate it to be a really super-charged fun, friendly and high-energy food experience that football fans and grillers alike won’t want to miss,” Jones said in early July.

The tailgate competition series kicks off Sept. 7 during the Boise State Broncos vs. the University of Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks game, which will be televised on ABC or ESPN. The schedule takes in games against the Air Force Academy Falcons on Sept. 13, University of Nevada Wolf Pack on Oct. 19, University of Wyoming Cowboys on Nov. 11 and University of New Mexico Lobos on Nov. 30.

“The series is part of the Idaho-Eastern Oregon Onion Committee’s ongoing promotion efforts to encourage consumers to include grilling and USA Onions as part of their in-home or foodservice dining,” Jones said. “Our series includes six separate grilling events, each held over the course of a three-hour period prior to all Boise State University football home games. And the series is considered to be a key component of the tailgate atmosphere for Boise State’s football season, designed to build local awareness and national branding for USA Onions.”

She said each separate grilling competition will match up two contestants and may include up to three additional team members per contestant. The competitors will be asked to create a grilling or tailgate recipe incorporating USA Onions and other local products. A variety of local products will be selected for each competition, giving the competitors the opportunity to develop recipes in advance.

The locally produced items will be chosen specifically to complement USA Onions and to encourage unique and creative recipe development.

“Competitors at each will grill and present their creations to three pre-selected judges, and a winner will be chosen just prior to the kick-off.” Jones said.

Prizes for winners include custom Weber charcoal grills, as well as national recognition for being among the 2013 USA Onion Grill-Off winners.

“We hope to build sponsorship for the series and are working closely with various media outlets to build national notoriety for this new grilling competition,” Jones said. “We have potential exposure of the competition series through commentary pieces on each of the six nationally televised games.”

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