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September 21, 2006 | Jerry Hirsch
Sunkist Growers Inc., the country's oldest and largest citrus marketing cooperative, named Timothy J. Lindgren chief executive and president. Lindgren is the former president of Fruit Growers Supply Co., a sister cooperative of Sherman Oaks-based Sunkist. He was appointed executive vice president in April when former president and CEO Jeff Gargiulo decided not to renew his contract in order to devote more time to his wine business.
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BUSINESS
February 6, 1990
Sunkist Growers Inc., the Sherman Oaks-based citrus farmers' cooperative, said its sales for 1989 increased 5% to $931 million from $887 million in 1988. The cooperative said that the amount of revenue it returned to member farmers--after deducting packing and marketing costs--increased 6% to $679 million from $641 million a year earlier.
BUSINESS
August 4, 2000 | MELINDA FULMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A decision by Sunkist Growers, the country's largest citrus cooperative, to market imported lemons from Argentina has soured relations with many of its 6,500 members in California and Arizona, especially those in Ventura County whose fruit would directly compete with the imports. Sunkist's decision marks the first time the Sherman Oaks-based co-op has ever put its label on foreign fruit.
BUSINESS
June 23, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Hearings Ordered on Orange Quotas: Agriculture Secretary Mike Espy has called for changes in the scandal-plagued quota system for California and Arizona oranges and lemons, and extended a suspension of the system indefinitely. Espy ordered hearings and said an overhaul is needed in light of lawsuits accusing dozens of citrus shippers and the giant cooperative Sunkist Growers Inc. of cheating on quotas.
BUSINESS
September 21, 2006 | Jerry Hirsch
Sunkist Growers Inc., the country's oldest and largest citrus marketing cooperative, named Timothy J. Lindgren chief executive and president. Lindgren is the former president of Fruit Growers Supply Co., a sister cooperative of Sherman Oaks-based Sunkist. He was appointed executive vice president in April when former president and CEO Jeff Gargiulo decided not to renew his contract in order to devote more time to his wine business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 26, 1993
Sunkist Growers Inc., which is facing a lawsuit by the Justice Department for allegedly violating federal marketing quotas, has joined forces with its German marketing partner to donate more than $150,000 to two dozen charities as part of its celebration of 100 years in business. Representatives of groups ranging from San Fernando Valley Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to AIDS Project L.A.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1986
Milton McKevett Teague, who helped lead Sunkist Growers Inc. in the postwar years of that huge citrus growers' cooperative, is dead. The former president of the state Chamber of Commerce, the Agricultural Council of California and retired board chairman of Limoneira Co., one of the world's largest lemon ranches, was 83 when he died in Santa Paula on Thursday.
BUSINESS
September 1, 1992 | JAMES F. PELTZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Federal authorities have filed civil suits against Sunkist Growers Inc. and four packinghouses, alleging they made excess shipments of lemons at various times between 1987 and 1989 in violation of U.S. regulations. Sunkist, based in Sherman Oaks, is a grower-owned cooperative of citrus farmers and packinghouses that packs, advertises and sells the farmers' crops. Besides Sunkist, the defendants in the suit include Oxnard Lemon Co. in Oxnard and Saticoy Lemon Assn. in Ventura.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 2, 2000 | D. B. YOUNG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
All eyes are on China these days at Sunkist Growers, where "PNTR" has become the buzz phrase of the moment. The letters--which stand for Permanent Normal Trade Relations--roll off the tongues of top company brass as smoothly as the droplets of juice that have made the Sherman Oaks-based cooperative practically synonymous with oranges and fruit juice.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1999 | (A Times Staff Writer)
Sherman Oaks-based Sunkist Growers has renewed its contract with Foote, Cone & Belding. Sunkist, a cooperative owned by 6,500 grower-members, opted to stick with FCB's Los Angeles office after an ad agency review that included presentations from five other companies.
BUSINESS
May 6, 1999 | ANNE COLBY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two companies known for pineapples and oranges are moving beyond the produce bins to the floral departments of grocery stores. In doing so, Dole Food Co. and Sunkist Growers Inc. are testing the power of familiar brands in a $15-billion business dominated by flowers without a strong name identity.
NEWS
January 6, 1997 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Hatsuko Oba, a housewife in Kawasaki, Japan, goes shopping for the perfect lemon, she chooses Sunkist. And although she does not know it, chances are the perfectly curved, perfectly yellow, flawless lemon that she selects from the produce section of her local Yokado Supermarket came from Ventura County. From cars to perfumes to Gucci handbags, the Japanese have a refined sense of the kata--or ideal form--any object should have.
BUSINESS
December 31, 1996
Sunkist Growers, the big Sherman Oaks-based citrus cooperative, has reached an agreement with a new fruit packinghouse to join its system. Sunny Cove Citrus Assn. is in Orange Cove in the San Joaquin Valley, and will now market its fruit with Sunkist. Sunny Cove has 65 grower-members and packs about 1.5 million cartons of oranges a year.
SPORTS
February 5, 1991 | From Associated Press
Sunkist Growers Inc. bowed out Monday as title sponsor of the Fiesta Bowl, but organizers of the New Year's Day game said they are in no hurry to find a replacement. "We plan to take the next six months and review an array of options," said bowl president Chuck Johnson. He said several companies have asked about backing the game since Sunkist became the bowl's sponsor six years ago. The board hopes to land another attractive sponsor by proceeding slowly, Johnson said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 1993 | MATTHEW HELLER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Sunkist Growers Inc., which is facing a lawsuit by the Justice Department for allegedly violating federal marketing quotas, joined forces with its German marketing partner to donate more than $150,000 to two dozen charities Wednesday as part of its celebration of 100 years in business. Representatives of groups ranging from San Fernando Valley Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts to AIDS Project L.A.
BUSINESS
May 17, 1994 | DON LEE and DONALD WOUTAT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a repudiation of the giant citrus cooperative Sunkist Growers, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that it will abolish a scandal-ridden, Depression-era quota system that let growers keep oranges and lemons off the market to prop up prices.
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