Monthly Archives: April 2012

Displays, product sampling help keep consumer interest

Excerpts from an article in The Packer on 4/18/12 written by Jim Offner Tropical fruit displays have marketing advantages, but retailers have to know what they are and how to use them, according to marketing specialists. Retailers also should give … Continue reading


Summer fruit brings competition for tropical fruits

Excerpts from an article in the 4/18/12 The Packer written by Jim Offner The summer fruit marketplace is crowded, but there is still room for tropical fruit if it’s showcased and priced correctly, according to marketing agents. Appeal to traditional … Continue reading


Chefs incorporate tropicals into meat, dessert dishes

From an article in the 04/18/2012 The Packer written by Jim Offner Chefs credit tropical fruit for providing multiple sensory benefits to their menus. It’s a seasonal asset, said Chef Sydney Meers, owner and chef of the Stove Restaurant, Portsmouth, Va. … Continue reading


Brooks Tropicals runs Persian limes year round from Mexico

From an article in the 4/9/12 Produce News written by Christina DiMartino Among the lineup of tropical items offered by Brooks Tropicals LLC is a Persian lime program that runs 52 weeks a year from its grower in Mexico with product … Continue reading


Warm winter brings early spring and abundant tropical crops

Excerpts from an article in the 4/9/12 edition of the Produce News written by Christina DiMartino Mary Ostlund, marketing director for Homestead, FL-based Brooks Tropicals LLC, said in mid-March that Florida crops seem to be in a rush to get … Continue reading