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Ocean vessel fuel prices rising for produce suppliers

Ocean transportation costs are going up, and that will translate to slightly higher delivered costs for Latin American produce hitting U.S. shores.
Nov 12, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

Dole releases recipes inspired by Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’

Dole has another round of recipes to tie in with Disney’s “Frozen 2,” taking inspiration from characters in the film.

Chiquita supports fitness and sustainability at NYC marathon

Chiquita Brands International is the banana sponsor for the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon for the second year in a row.

Fyffes fuels Marine Corps Marathon runners

For the seventh consecutive year, Fyffes refueled runners of the Marine Corps Marathon with bananas as they crossed the finish line.

Value-added sales growing, says Fresh Del Monte Produce

Value-added sales are gaining traction for Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fresh Del Monte Produce.
Oct 29, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

United Fresh recognizes Emanuel Lazopoulos with ‘lifetime’ award

The United Fresh Produce Association is honoring Emanuel Lazopoulos with its Lifetime Achievement Award in January.

New portable test quickly IDs banana disease

A university in The Netherlands has developed a fast field test for detecting Tropical Race 4, the fusarium strain that causes the Panama disease in bananas.

Crunchies chocolate covered freeze-dried fruit coming to Fresh Summit

Crunchies, a line of single-serve chocolate-covered freeze-dried fruit snacks will be on display at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.

Del Monte peers into crystal ball for Halloween fruit costumes

Del Monte Fresh Produce has announced its projection of the top five fruit-themed Halloween costumes for 2019.

Dole forms alliance with Disney’s ‘Frozen 2’

Through December 2019, Dole is celebrating Disney’s “Frozen 2” as part of its Empowering the Hero Within initiative to make it easier for parents to motivate families toward a healthy lifestyle.