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Produce sales for Fourth of July week 9% higher than 2019

Fresh produce dollar sales for the biggest holiday week of the summer totaled $1.54 billion, up 9% from 2019.

West Mexico growers anticipate improved spring crop

Distributors of produce from West Mexico were hoping for a fruitful spring after a fall/winter season affected by rainstorms and cold weather.

California growers expecting good, typical season

Good weather this winter should result in plentiful supplies of top-notch spring produce from California’s grower-shippers.

Fall presents abundant fruit promotions at retail

Compared to all other parts of the years, the fall selling season used to be an afterthought to produce merchandiser and retailers.

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.

Salt on the watermelon

A couple of weeks ago, somebody in a Facebook group I’m part of shared an article on the proper (and Southern) way to eat watermelon — with salt.

Turlock Fruit debuts orangedew melon

Turlock, Calif.-based Turlock Fruit Co. Inc. is for the first time promoting its Orangedew honeydew to customers and new potential customers, and plans to extend acreage as well, said Steve Smith, co-owner.
Jun 11, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #Honeydew, #Melons

Growers aim at fresh-cut as shopper interest grows

Fresh-cut melons are a newer target market this season for some Westside melon growers.
Jun 11, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #Melons, #Honeydew, #Fresh-cut

Fruit gains traction in springtime

Many of the produce items shipped from West Mexico during the spring are similar to those that arrive in winter. However, fruit items, like melons and mangoes, tend to have a greater presence as the weather warms up.