Yearly Archives: 2018

Local food still has big draw

Article in The Packer written by Tom Karst August 9, 2018 02:05 PM New studies report local food continues to have a strong grip on U.S. consumers. In a consumer survey, Market Force Information reported in June that 58% of … Continue reading

 

Recipes, holidays can help sell specialties

The Packer Article written by Ashley Nickle June 19, 2018 01:24 PM Retailers often feature specialty produce items by displaying them together, and extra touches can help bring them even more attention. Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for Homestead, Fla.-based Brooks … Continue reading

 

Dragon fruit, turmeric, jackfruit among specialty standouts

The Packer article written by Ashley Nickle, June 18, 2018 12:00 PM Specialty produce items heating up lately include Asian vegetables and tropical items, marketers say. Mary Ostlund, director of marketing for Homestead, Fla.-based Brooks Tropicals, described fruits with some … Continue reading

 

Brooks Tropicals promotes two executives

The Packer article written by Chris Koger, June 14, 2018 11:43 AM Bill Brindle (left) and Peter Leifermann have been promoted at Brooks Tropicals. ( Photo courtesy Brooks Tropicals ) Brooks Tropicals LLC has promoted Bill Brindle and Peter Leifermann. Brindle, … Continue reading

 

Strikes in Brazil freeze papaya shipments

The Packer article written by Ashley Nickle, May 29, 2018 10:34 AM Papaya shipments from Brazil are on hold due to widespread strikes. ( HLB Specialties ) Trucker strikes in Brazil over high fuel prices have interrupted papaya exports from … Continue reading