Strawberries

Kevin Murphy Joins Hazel Tech® Board of Directors

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 2:00pm

CHICAGO, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-supported technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and combat food waste, today announced that Kevin Murphy has joined the company's Board of Directors.

Key Points: 
  • CHICAGO, July 26, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-supported technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and combat food waste, today announced that Kevin Murphy has joined the company's Board of Directors.
  • Murphy will advise Hazel as they expand their global team and add new technologies to help fight food waste.
  • Murphy joins Hazel after serving as chief executive officer of Driscoll's, a fourth-generation family berry business with worldwide operations.
  • "Kevin's expertise in global supply chain management and product innovation will serve as an invaluable asset as Hazel continues to grow," said Hazel Tech cofounder and CEO, Aidan Mouat.

Plenty Honored Twice by Fruit Growers and Vegetable Growers News for Fruit + Vegetable 40 under 40 Awards

Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 5:24pm

Before his work at Plenty, Michael established the Chemistry Lab for Driscoll's to drive trait discovery and cultivar development in all berries.

Key Points: 
  • Before his work at Plenty, Michael established the Chemistry Lab for Driscoll's to drive trait discovery and cultivar development in all berries.
  • The Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Awards honor 40 outstanding individuals who exemplify leadership, innovative thinking, and commitment to the industry's future.
  • For more than 60 years, Fruit Growers News and Vegetable Growers News have served as powerful and reliable resources for growers across the nation.
  • Launched in 2018, the Fruit + Vegetable 40 Under 40 Awards represent a broad spectrum of agriculture industry professionals, from growers and farm market operators, to Extension agents and industry suppliers.

Sipsmith Celebrates Partnership With Wimbledon In The U.S. By Launching Limited Edition Strawberry Smash And Charming Short Film

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 12:25am

Capturing the essence of British summer sipping, Sipsmith Strawberry Smash is distilled using real Wimbledon strawberries from the 2020 harvest from Hugh Lowe Farms in Kent, England, the exclusive grower for The Championships.

Key Points: 
  • Capturing the essence of British summer sipping, Sipsmith Strawberry Smash is distilled using real Wimbledon strawberries from the 2020 harvest from Hugh Lowe Farms in Kent, England, the exclusive grower for The Championships.
  • In the absence of the tournament last year, these meticulously grown strawberries were instead used to celebrate the partnership between Sipsmith and Wimbledon, creating a first-of-its-kind gin.
  • To further celebrate its partnership with The Championships, Wimbledon, Sipsmith also proudly releases ' The Official Tennis of Sipsmith Gin ' - a new creative spot, created in collaboration with Ogilvy UK, featuring the brand's loveable stop-motion character Mr. Swan.
  • Both Wimbledon and Sipsmith are heritage brands with a commitment to excellence and the ambition to share our stories globally.

Driscoll’s Kicks Off a Deeply Delicious Summer Season With the Return of Fan-Favorite Rosé Berries™

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 2:00pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210609005195/en/
    Driscolls Ros Berries, bred for their unique color and aromatic flavor, feature peachy, bright flavor notes akin to consumers favorite summer wine.
  • Driscolls Ros Berries and Sweetest Batch collections were first introduced in 2019, immediately gaining popularity among berry lovers.
  • With Sweetest Batch, Driscolls was the first produce company to market a complete berry patch premium flavor offering across strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.
  • This curated collection of best of season, ultra- flavorful offerings are bred to give consumers an indulgent new way to experience their favorite fresh berries.

Spread Develops Technology for Mass Production of Pesticide-free Strawberry in Vertical Farms

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 3:00pm

b"Spread Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kyoto, Japan; CEO: Shinji Inada, hereinafter \xe2\x80\x9cSpread\xe2\x80\x9d) succeeded in developing the technology for mass production of pesticide-free, high quality strawberries in vertical farms using artificial lighting.\nThis was made possible by applying Spread\xe2\x80\x99s cultivation know-how to strawberry production.

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  • b"Spread Co., Ltd. (HQ: Kyoto, Japan; CEO: Shinji Inada, hereinafter \xe2\x80\x9cSpread\xe2\x80\x9d) succeeded in developing the technology for mass production of pesticide-free, high quality strawberries in vertical farms using artificial lighting.\nThis was made possible by applying Spread\xe2\x80\x99s cultivation know-how to strawberry production.
  • The technologies include proprietary environmental control, stable indoor pollination and pesticide-free, clean cultivation.\nSpread is considering the deployment of strawberry vertical farms in Japan and overseas, targeting North America, Europe and Asia.
  • Spread will also work on product design and a vertically farmed strawberry brand.\nStrawberries are globally in high demand, with both yields and production value on the rise.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cThe Status and Future of the Strawberry Industry in the United States\xe2\x80\x9d American Society for Horticultural Science, 31 Jan 2019\n"

Ferme d'Hiver completes seed round and secures large-scale industrial deployment

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 11:30am

b'BROSSARD, QC, May 5, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Ferme d\'Hiver announces that it has completed its seed round that allows it to ensure the development of its technological solution and its industrial deployment.

Key Points: 
  • b'BROSSARD, QC, May 5, 2021 /CNW Telbec/ - Ferme d\'Hiver announces that it has completed its seed round that allows it to ensure the development of its technological solution and its industrial deployment.
  • This farm, which covers an area of 1,252 m2, is currently being set up and the production of Winter Berry will begin in October 2021.
  • Privileging local production and the purchase of Quebec-made products year-round is an excellent way to contribute to our economic recovery.
  • "\nThrough its vertical density and climate control, Ferme d\'Hiver allows for the annual production of over 160 kilos of strawberries by square meter.

Fresh Berry Leader Driscoll’s Appoints Two New Members to Company’s Board of Directors

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 1:00pm

Driscolls, the market leader of fresh berries, announced today the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Giannella Alvarez, former CEO and director of the board at Beanitos LLC and Graciela Monteagudo, the former President and CEO of LALA U.S.

Key Points: 
  • Driscolls, the market leader of fresh berries, announced today the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Giannella Alvarez, former CEO and director of the board at Beanitos LLC and Graciela Monteagudo, the former President and CEO of LALA U.S.
  • Her significant on-the-ground international experiences will serve as an invaluable asset as Driscolls continues to grow and adapt to the ever-changing marketplace.
  • Driscolls engaged with RSR Partners, an executive, board and leadership-recruiting firm, to identify the talented independent directors, who were each recognized as 2019s Most Influential Corporate Directors by Women Inc. Magazine.
  • Driscolls is the global market leader of fresh strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries.

RETRANSMISSION: Bee Vectoring Technologies Announces Inaugural Grower Trials with Two of the World's Largest Berry Growers within a Month of Achieving California License

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 1:00pm

Eight commercial-scale grower trials have already been confirmed, including with two of the world's largest berry companies and their growers.

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  • Eight commercial-scale grower trials have already been confirmed, including with two of the world's largest berry companies and their growers.
  • The Central Valley is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions, with more than 230 crops.
  • California is America's largest berry market (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) with an estimated 55,000(1) acres representing 30% of the country's berry acreage.
  • BVT has three blueberry grower trials confirmed: one is underway and two more will start in the next few weeks.

Bee Vectoring Technologies Announces Inaugural Grower Trials with Two of the World's Largest Berry Growers within a Month of Achieving California License

Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:00am

Eight commercial-scale grower trials have already been confirmed, including with two of the world's largest berry companies and their growers.

Key Points: 
  • Eight commercial-scale grower trials have already been confirmed, including with two of the world's largest berry companies and their growers.
  • The California trials span the Central Valley, Northern Coastal Valley (Monterey and Santa Cruz counties, including Salinas and Watsonville) and the Central Coastal Valley (Ventura and Santa Barbara counties).
  • California is America's largest berry market (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries) with an estimated 55,000(1) acres representing 30% of the country's berry acreage.
  • BVT has three blueberry grower trials confirmed: one is underway and two more will start in the next few weeks.

RETRANSMISSION: Bee Vectoring Technologies Officially Secures California License, Entering the Largest Agriculture Market in the US

Monday, February 1, 2021 - 1:00pm

"This license is an important milestone for BVT, as it enables us to begin commercial operations in California, the largest agriculture market in the US.

Key Points: 
  • "This license is an important milestone for BVT, as it enables us to begin commercial operations in California, the largest agriculture market in the US.
  • Our first objective in California is to secure grower trials in our key crops, including blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and - for the first time, almonds," said Ian Collinson, Sales Manager of Bee Vectoring Technologies.
  • California is BVT's largest and most crop-diverse market opportunity in the US, where there are 1.3 million(1) acres of key crops for the Company to target, which includes strawberries, blueberries, caneberries and almonds.
  • About Bee Vectoring Technologies International Inc.
    BVT, an agriculture technology company, is a market disruptor with a significant global market opportunity in the $240 billion crop protection and fertilizer market.