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Guatemalan Produce Trade Association: expertise to further trade
The Guatemalan Produce Trade Association, an association of the major importers and key players in the Guatemalan produce trade, has implemented some vital initiatives for 2018. The association’s activites have the goal of benefiting Guatemalan produce trade in a broad range of areas from marketing to promotion to logistics. The first agenda item of year is to spotlight the leadership provided by the importer companies involved... Read more

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McDaniel Fruit Co. adding to bagging capability
As avocados have moved from a specialty item to a mainstream product and on to one of the most important sales drivers in the produce department, the number of SKUs carried by retailers has increased. “We are seeing an increase in sales of bagged avocados and we are increasing our bagging operations,” said Rankin McDaniel Sr. of McDaniel Fruit Co. in Fallbrook,... Read more

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Calavo on trend with bags and exports
The incredible rise of the avocado continues to show itself in many ways, including the increased popularity of bagged avocados in the U.S. marketplace and a growing demand for fruit in the export market. Rob Wedin, vice president of fresh sales and marketing for Calavo Growers Inc. in Santa Paula, CA, told The Produce News that his firm continues to add bagging... Read more


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Giumarra hires Southeast sales manager
The Giumarra Cos. hired Jay Robinson as sales manager for its Giumarra Southeast division. Robinson brings more than 20 years of produce sales and marketing experience to the role. “Jay’s comprehensive product and market knowledge will be integral in our initiative to expand our business,” said Stu... Read more