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Mango suppliers optimistic about quality and volume

Shippers expect sufficient supplies of mangoes and strong quality leading up to Cinco de Mayo.
Mar 19, 2019 by Ashley Nickle #The Packer, #Mangoes

Boskovich Farms adds Ventura iceberg

Boskovich Farms in Oxnard, Calif., is going to begin growing a small amount of iceberg lettuce.
Mar 14, 2019 by Carol Lawrence #The Packer, #Lettuce

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.

Organic mango sales continue upward trend

Growth of the organic mango category is showing no signs of slowing.

Compostable pack wins Fruit Logistica award

The 2019 Bronze Fruit Logistica Innovation Award was won by the top-sealable compostable, recyclable strawberry punnet from CKF Inc., Hansport, Nova Scotia.

Poll results: How the government shutdown affected produce industry

Take a look at these poll results from the recent: Which areas of your business are being affected by the government shutdown?
Feb 12, 2019 by Brooke Park #The Packer

Mushrooms are trending

Mushrooms pack a nutritional punch that a growing number of wellness seekers want.

Sun Pacific plans Cuties promotion

Cuties brand mandarins from Sun Pacific Shippers Inc. will host a Sweeter with You promotion on social media in February.

Sunkist rolls out Lunar New Year box

As more consumers turn to citrus to help them celebrate the Lunar New Year Sunkist Growers Inc. has introduced a 2019 limited edition Year of the Pig gift carton for navel oranges.
Jan 25, 2019 by Tom Burfield #The Packer

Limoneira markets organic lemons

Limoneira Co. is packing and marketing organic lemons year-round.