Sunkist Acreage Increases with Porterville Citrus’ LoBue Acquisition

October 16, 2017, TERRA BELLA, CA — Porterville Citrus, a Sunkist affiliated citrus packer-shipper, has acquired LoBue Citrus’ packing operations. In the agreement, the LoBue family will continue to own and operate their family farms, consisting of 1,000 acres of citrus, extending their family’s heritage through the Sunkist cooperative. “LoBue Citrus has a rich history […]

Introducing Sunkist Delite™ California Mandarins

September 28, 2017 VALENCIA, CA —Sunkist Growers will begin shipping Sunkist Delite™ California mandarins in early November, kicking off the 2017-18 citrus season with increased volumes and a fresh take on the organization’s mandarin program. Sunkist’s mandarin program now leverages the Delite name, the original California mandarin brand, created by the first family to grow […]

Sunkist Growers and Fruit Growers Supply Company Consolidate Management

August 16, 2017, VALENCIA, CA — The Boards of Directors of Sunkist Growers and Fruit Growers Supply Company (FGS) today announced a consolidated management structure to lead both companies moving forward. “Sunkist Growers and Fruit Growers Supply are sister cooperatives that service the same constituencies,” said Chairman of the Sunkist Board of Directors Gerald Denni. […]

Sunkist Growers and James Beard Award Winning Chef, Cindy Pawlcyn, Showcase Innovative Citrus Uses at PMA Foodservice Conference

July 24, 2017, MONTEREY, CA — Consumers are demanding high quality, fresh options on menus – offering incredible opportunities for foodservice providers to embrace produce like never before. Sunkist is highlighting the versatility of fresh citrus at this year’s PMA Foodservice Conference & Expo July 28-30 in Monterey to educate and inspire the foodservice industry […]

Sunkist Growers Highlights Summer Citrus at United Fresh

June 13, 2017, CHICAGO —Sunkist Growers is kicking off the summer season at the United Fresh 2017 tradeshow, highlighting summer citrus varieties and marketing solutions to drive sales during the summertime. “Sunkist is looking forward to highlighting summer citrus trends to trade customers at the United Fresh tradeshow in Chicago,” said Sunkist Director of Communications […]

Sunkist Squeezes Fresh Opportunities at CPMA Convention and Trade Show

May 8, 2017 Toronto, ON — Spring time brings warmer temperatures along with inspiration for summer promotional opportunities. Sunkist is bringing fresh marketing ideas to help the industry squeeze the most out of the summer citrus sales at the 2017 Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention and Trade Show. “Now is the perfect time to plan […]

Sunkist Growers Issues Billion-Dollar Member Payments for Third Consecutive Year

March 1, 2017, Valencia, California—Sunkist Growers held the cooperative’s 123rd annual meeting on February 22, seating the organization’s 28-member Board of Directors for the upcoming year and summarizing 2016 performance. “We were faced with the challenge of one of the largest Navel orange crops in history, and larger than normal harvests across many of the […]

Organic Citrus Sales on the Rise, Sunkist’s Increasing Supply Ready to Meet Growing Demand

January 5, 2017, Valencia, CA – As the organic category continues to grow, so does demand for organic citrus – including seasonal easy-peel varieties.  According to IRI Worldwide Data, sales of organic easy-peel citrus varieties last year were up over 70 percent in dollars and 60 percent in volume. “Consumers today are making thoughtful choices […]