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Papayas touting 15% growth in sales

Excerpts taken from an 12/20/10 article in The Packer titled ‘Papaya demand remains steady’ Higher prices and rough weather couldn’t keep papayas down for long. “It’s been a turbulent hurricane season in Central America, but it’s done with and we’ve … Continue reading


PMA Fresh Summit Recap

Excerpts from a 10/20/10 article in The Packer written by Doug OhlemeierA record 3,938 retail and foodservice buyers walked the floors of the Orange County Convention Center in the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit 2010, up from 3,633 in 2009 … Continue reading


Papaya supplies recover from cold-caused shortages

Excerpts from an article in the 9/16/10 The Packer by Doug Ohlemeier Stung by unexpected colder weather, papaya volume declined considerably during the spring and early summer. In early August, grower-shippers say volume has been returning to normal. In Belize, … Continue reading


Good year for SlimCado publicity

Article from the Produce News on 8/9/10 written by Rand Green “We have had a tremendous year for publicity,” said Mary Ostlund, marketing director for Brooks Tropicals, LLC in Homestead, FL. Avocados in general have been getting a lot of … Continue reading


Papaya, perfect for summertime

Excerpts from a Produce Retailing article by Susie Cable published on 5/3/10 There’s nothing like the taste of a sweet, juicy papaya to remind you of that island vacation you’ve been dreaming about. Why not offer your customers a taste … Continue reading