Indoor grower BrightFarms has opened its largest greenhouse to date, which has the capacity to produce more than 2 million pounds of fresh produce annually.
The 280,000-square-foot facility in Selinsgrove, Pa., will supply produce to various supermarkets in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. Before the supermarkets receive their share of the produce, the company will donate its first harvest from the new greenhouse to the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg, Pa.
BrightFarms operates farms in Ohio, Illinois, and Virginia, and has plans to open a greenhouse in North Carolina. The company reports that it can deliver its pesticide-free produce to customers within about 24 hours of harvest.
Gathered Foods, makers of Good Catch plant-based seafood, has announced the appointment of Christine Mei as CEO.
The board of directors of Batory Foods, a national distributor of commodity and specialty food ingredients, has appointed Vince Pinneri to the position of president and member of the executive team, effective Aug. 31, 2020.
Nellson, a North American manufacturer of branded and private label nutritional bar and functional powder solutions, has announced that Martha (Marty) Hudak-Roos has been named chief quality officer.
Bell Flavors & Fragrances has announced the hiring of Megan Paul as a sensory technologist and Prisca Lumbu as a regulatory compliance specialist.