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Fyffes ditches plastic with paper bands on organic bananas

Fyffes is introducing a new band for banana bunches as a significant step in reducing packaging.

TV show features Chiquita’s sustainability measures

Chiquita Brands International, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., will be featured on “Tomorrow’s World Today,” a television program that seeks innovation in using natural and technological resources for sustainability.

Del Monte reports value-added sales up, banana prices down

Fueled by strong sales from the company’s Mann Packing business, Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. said net sales increased in the first quarter of 2019.
May 02, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

Fyffes donates bananas to NYC fundraiser

Coral Gables, Fla.-based Fyffes Inc. donated 2,500 bananas to participants at PurpleStride New York City.

Fyffes utilizes water recycling system

Fyffes is reducing water consumption by 80% with a new water recycling system at its banana farm in Costa Rica.
Mar 21, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Bananas

Dole’s ‘Captain Marvel’ campaign honors teachers

As “Captain Marvel” arrives in movie theaters March 8, Dole is celebrating off-screen female “superheroes” as well with its Powering the Hero Within campaign.

Dole honors females with ‘Captain Marvel’ inspired promo

Dole is honoring fictional and real female superheros with a promotion centering on Captain Marvel and her alter-ego Carol Danvers.

Mann Packing acquisition boosts Fresh Del Monte’s U.S. sales

Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., Coral Gables, Fla., reports its 2018 acquisition of Mann Packing Co. led to higher sales in North America for the year.

Chiquita promo builds on success of Lego movie

You could say “Everything is Awesome!” about Chiquita’s new tie-in with The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.
Jan 18, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Bananas

Dole has new recipes for Mickey’s B-Day

Dole Food Co. is releasing more Disney-themed recipes in celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday on Nov. 18.