Monthly Archives: June 2017

Specialty Produce Marketing business updates

Excerpts from an article written by Melissa Shipman in the 6/20/17 The Packer Brooks Tropicals upgrades facilities Homestead, Fla.-based Brooks Tropicals is updating its tropical packing facilities in order to more efficiently handle the growing variety of local tropicals they … Continue reading


Suppliers keep eye on trending produce

Excerpts from an article in the 6/20/17 The Packer Specialties Section written by Melissa Shipman Suppliers watch trends to determine up and coming favorites in the ever-changing specialties category. Tropicals Tropicals are one subcategory of the specialty department that have … Continue reading


Sampling removes specialities scare factor

Excerpts from an article in The 6/19 Packer written by Melissa Shipman Specialties aren’t scary. That’s the message suppliers and retailers must partner together to spread in order to convert consumers. To remove a bit of the mystique, signage that … Continue reading


Specialties are small but significant

Excerpts from an article in the 6/19/17 The Packer written by Melissa Shipman. Specialty vegetables are increasing in popularity, but they are still a tiny fish in the overall produce pond. They make up just 0.05% of total produce and … Continue reading


Florida dragon fruit suppliers upbeat about Ecuadorian access

Excerpt from an article in the Fresh Fruit Portal Florida dragon fruit suppliers have reacted positively to Ecuador being granted access to the U.S., while a shipper in the Andean country is hopeful the new destination will help avoid saturation in other … Continue reading