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ProduceIQ: A tale of two markets – retail vs. foodservice

- General News
Most fruits, berries, and “hardware” (carrots, table-stock potatoes) are outperforming historic averages. These categories are benefiting from both increased retail volume and the USDA box programs.

Mexican citrus faces dual threat

- International
Mexican lime growers face the dual threats of lower quality and volume combined with weaker demand.

Drought threatens Peruvian lime exports

- International
A few weeks ahead of summer, a drought in the north threatens Peru’s lime harvests.

Hazel Tech and London Fruit partner in lime category

- General News
Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for the fresh produce industry to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste and Pharr, TX-based London Fruit, a leading shipper of limes, mango, and other tropicals have announced a new partnership in the lime category.

La Dona Fruit opens new Colombia packinghouse

- General News
La Dona Fruit – a leading producer and exporter of fresh golden pineapples and tropical fruits in Latin America – is ecstatic to announce the official opening this week of its groundbreaking Valle Verde packhouse and coldstore for Tahiti limes in Apartadó, Antioquia, in the north of Colombia.

La Dona Fruit launches vibrant tropical brand

- General News
La Dona Fruit – a leading producer and exporter of fresh golden pineapples and tropical fruits in Latin America – announces the launch of a vibrant brand for its high quality, sustainably sourced avocados and limes destined for Europe and the USA.

Consumers warming to limes

- General News
Lime volume has been higher and steadier from May through July than the previous two years, and that’s leading to a low, but stable F.O.B. market.

Citrus exporters find hot U.S. market

- General News
Citrus exporters to the U.S. are finding a hot market this summer as retail demand has been explosive during the pandemic.

Apeel and Robinson Fresh partner on limes for Eastern retailers

- General News
Apeel announced a partnership with Robinson Fresh, one of the largest fresh produce distributors in the world, to expand the availability of Apeel’s longer-lasting produce throughout the U.S.

Markon crops report: Potatoes and Onions in turmoil

- General News
Potatoes and onions are diverse crops grown in many areas of the country, and even with stronger retail demand, growers and marketers of neither could have anticipated the economic uncertainty that’s come with the COVID-19 pandemic.