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Despite drought, then rain, fall tropicals show success

While one might associate tropical fruits with summer months, tropicals also shine well into the fall and winter.

USDA clears way for imports of guava fruit from Taiwan

Guava fruit from Taiwan may soon enter the U.S. market.

Colombia features sustainable practices at Fresh Summit

Nine Colombian companies are set to present products of innovation and sustainable practices at Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif.

Hazel Tech reports success with tropical fruit shipments

Hazel Technologies Inc., Miami, has completed successful commercial trials with tropical fruit distributors, seeing reduced shrink rates of up to 50%.

World Variety Produce notes stronger specialty sales

Specialty produce sales for Los Angeles-based Melissa’s World Variety Produce are growing strong, said Robert Schueller, marketing manager for the company.

Dragon fruit increasing demand on Produce Market Guide

Dragon fruit demand has skyrocketed on Produce Market Guide last week.

Terra Exports hires Manuel Escandon in South America division

Terra Exports, Las Vegas, has hired Manuel Escandon, who is based in Chile, as part of its South American expansion.

Italian Produce imports Vietnamese drinking coconuts

Italian Produce is bringing a little tropical sunshine to the Ontario Food Terminal with ready-to-drink Hamona coconuts from Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. 

Dragon fruit booming for J&C Tropicals

This a growth year for Miami-based J&C Tropicals, especially when it comes to dragon fruit, which is on track to have double the sales of the year before.

iFresh purchases Florida dragon fruit farm

The iFresh retail chain, which has nine U.S. stores, is planning on purchasing a Florida dragon fruit grower.