Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc., one of the world’s leading vertically integrated producers, distributors and marketers of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, is currently harvesting a variety of melons including cantaloupe, honeydew, specialty Harper and Tara melons and watermelon just in time for prime melon season.
Fyffes has concluded its first community needs assessment in the surrounding communities of its melon farms in Choluteca, Honduras.
Current price losers include categories of berries, wet vegetables and lettuce. Blackberries led the decline, -22 percent, as Mexico continues to offer reliable supply.
Predictably, industry prices fell further. The downward trend will likely continue this week as demand remains low. We have a bit more time before the Thanksgiving pull typically impacts demand.
Prices have descended as production transitions South. Markets are expected to fall further the week before Halloween as new areas of production increase supply volume.
Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, announces a completed melon export campaign with Dan Andrews Farms, grower of premium melons since 2007.
Legend Produce, a leading grower and marketer of melons, is pleased to announce the hiring of Brian Faseler as the newest sales associate.
Exports totaled $86.1 million during the first four months of this year, reflecting a decrease of 16.5 percent in comparison to the $103.1 million exported in the same period the previous year.
Grower Alliance has integrated the innovative Hazel™ for Melon packaging technology into their melon supply chain with the goal of further reducing food-waste.
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.