Monthly Archives: January 2010

Consumers’ careful spending limits demand

Excerpt from The Packer Central American/Caribbean special section published on 01/07/2010 by Abraham MahshieAs the economy stabilizes, importers from Central America and the Caribbean are expecting steady sales of tropical fruit and vegetables while abnormal weather keeps volumes in check. … Continue reading


Value, wider acceptance buoy tropical sales

Excerpts from an article in the Central American/Caribbean section in the Packer, published on 1/7/10 Marketing tropical fruits and vegetables in a down economy has posed challenges to suppliers from Central America and the Caribbean, but value and creativity have … Continue reading


Tropical fruit importers feel pressure to keep prices low

Excerpt from The Packer published on 01/07/2010 Suppliers of wintertime produce from Central America and the Caribbean are finding that in the economic downturn they have to lower prices in order to keep customers. Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for … Continue reading


Fire Safety Training at Belize Fruit Packers

Reported by Darrell Thompson On December 22, 2009 the Food Safety Department, headed by Alfonso Villamil and Darrell Thompson, along with the personnel and safety department, headed by Mariela Leal, conducted a Fire Safety Training in prevention of a possible … Continue reading