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Del Monte Fresh Produce launches ‘Better in Bananavision’ campaign

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. is launching the Better in Bananavision campaign to celebrate Halloween and a positive state of mind.

Chiquita asks consumers to design their own banana sticker

Chiquita Brands International wants consumers to leave their mark on bananas.

Organics Unlimited to celebrate GROW Month

San Diego-based Organics Unlimited is set to celebrate its 14th annual GROW Month campaign during September.

Packer Insight — Banana disease and grocery perspective

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the discovery of TR4 in Colombia, the latest Walmart earnings report, and projections for the next big disruption in grocery.

Banana disease finding in Colombia concerns industry

While posing no short-term risk to U.S. supplies, a potentially devastating banana disease has been discovered for the first time in Latin America plantations.

Dole announces No-Worry Traditions Contest winners

Dole has announced five winners of the Lion King inspired No-Worry Traditions Contest.

Banana industry staggered by TR4 discovery: now what?

The Packer’s Tom Karst visits Aug. 14 with Gerrit (Gert) Kema, professor and researcher at Wageningen University in the Netherlands about the recent discovery of Panama disease in Latin America.

UPDATED: TR4 banana disease confirmed in Colombia

(UPDATED, Aug. 13) Plant health officials in Colombia have declared a national emergency after declaring the presence of the banana disease  Fusarium wilt tropical race 4  (TR4) in La Guajira.
Aug 09, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

Del Monte Produce hires vice president of sales

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Del Monte Fresh Produce NA has appointed Scott Owens vice president of sales and product management.

Fresh Del Monte reports improved earnings

Aided by higher prices for bananas and value-added items, Fresh Del Monte Produce reported stronger earnings for the second quarter of 2019 compared with a year ago.
Jul 31, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas