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Fresh cut sales help buoy Fresh Del Monte earnings

Fresh Del Monte officials say 2019’s increase in earnings reflects the company’s diversification into fresh-cut and value-added, a move the company began with the purchase of Mann Packing two years ago.

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables up in 2019, USDA reports

U.S. imports of both fruits and vegetables increased moderately in 2019, new trade figures reveal.

Sunset’s Sprinkles tomatoes earn global packaging award

Sunset brand Sprinkles Tiny Mighty Tomatoes has received international recognition for packaging and branding, with Best New Brand from the PAC Global Leadership Awards.

Calavo growers expands tomato program

Calavo Growers Inc. is expanding its round and roma tomato operations in southern Jalisco by 25%, said Brian Bernauer, director of operations and sales.

Supplies tight, prices high from Mexico

Supplies of fresh produce from Mexico will remain tight for a while, and f.o.b. prices will be higher than customers are used to paying, distributors say. Wicked weather is the culprit.

Start of inspections on Mexican tomatoes brings worries about delays

Federal and state agencies in Arizona and Texas are gearing up for the start of mandatory U.S. inspections of Mexican tomatoes on April 1, but worries remain about possible bottlenecks for all produce.

New tomato variety from Cornell ripens green

A Cornell University researcher has developed a new, flavorful and highly productive cherry tomato that’s green when ripe.

On the current state of tomatoes

I got some feedback on a Feb. 3 blog post about tomatoes from Michael Schadler, executive vice president of the Florida Tomato Exchange.

U.S. tomato trade: 2019

2019 trade statistics are finally in.

Syngenta’s Yoom tomato earns top Fruit Logistica award

Syngenta Seeds’ Yoom tomato received the top Innovation Award at Fruit Logistica.