Monthly Archives: March 2012

Martin Aguilar, new packinghouse manager at Belize Fruit Packers

Martin Aguilar has accepted the position of packinghouse manager at BFP. BFP packs and distributes Caribbean Red papayas from its Belize, CA, location. BFP is a wholly owned subsidiary of Brooks Tropicals LLC.

 

Hispanic population helps bring tropicals to U.S.

Excerpts from a Produce News 3/9/12 by Christina DiMartino A mouth-watering display of tropical fruits including starfruit, papaya, pineapple and jackfruit. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 9.6 million Hispanics called the United States home in 1970. Since then, the … Continue reading

 

Henry Warrington to head up packing and distribution operations for BFP

Henry Warrington heads up packing and distribution operations for Belize Fruit Packers (BFP). This work is in addition to his duties as production manager for Fruta Bomba (FB). BFP and FB are located in Belize, CA, and are both totally … Continue reading

 

Papayas – Fresh Trends 2012

Excerpts from Fresh Trends 2012, published by Vance Publishing 12% of customers purchased papayas within the past 12 months. The likelihood of a papaya purchase climbed four percentage points from last year, but the tropical fruit remains one of the … Continue reading

 

Southern Exposure

For the 3rd year, Brooks has exhibited at Southern Exposure the tradeshow for the Southeast Produce Council. Most of our major customers attend this show.