Monthly Archives: February 2011

Papaya silk chiffon worn by Nicole Kidman

Papaya showing new public recognition as fabric is now being named after it. Excerpt from a 2/7/11 article in Just Jared. Here’s Nicole Kidman wearing an “Yves Saint Laurent halter dress in papaya silk chiffon with black fingerprint motif and … Continue reading


Year in review: Tropical Fruit

Excerpts from an 2/11 article in the Produce Retailer written by The Perishables Group Tropical fruit realized growth well beyond the produce department in the latest 52 weeks, up 10.5% compared with 2.7% for the department. Mangoes, papaya and dates … Continue reading


Longtime Brooks Tropicals president retires

Excerpts from a 2/4/11 article In The Packer written by Doug Ohlemeier HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Longtime Brooks Tropicals Inc. president Craig Wheeling is stepping down from the company to pursue personal interests. Wheeling Wheeling, who has worked for Brooks since … Continue reading


Wheeling to retire from Brooks Tropicals LLC

After 23 years with the company, President Craig Wheeling is retiring from Brooks Tropicals LLC. During those years, Craig took the firm from a Florida focus with a mostly East Coast distribution to an agribusiness that crisscrosses the Americas in … Continue reading


Tight winter supplies set to boost prices for Mexico

Excerpts from a Dec/Jan article in the AmericaFruit Magazine written by Jose Escobedo Despite the heavy rains that struck the state of Veracruz in September and October 2010, on the whole Mexico’s year-round lime deal should not see a shortage … Continue reading