Loading…

Mission Produce ships first Peruvian Hass avocados to new market

missionMission Produce Inc. announced its first-ever shipment of Peruvian Hass avocados to South Korea, after phytosanitary protocol was recently established.

The container was expertly packed by Mission’s South and Central America team operating out of Mission’s Peruvian packing house, which is among the largest avocado packinghouses in the world. The shipment is expected to arrive at the South Korea port of Busan mid-June. Mission Produce’s global sources of supply allow for additional shipments throughout the year from core growing markets such as Mexico and California.

“This was a collective effort that was in process for many years and we are excited to provide South Koreans a consistent supply of healthy and delicious Peruvian Hass avocados for years to come,” said Thomas Padilla, Mission Produce’s senior director of export sales.

Keith Barnard, Mission Produce’s vice president of global sourcing, said, “Mission’s Peruvian fruit is of the highest quality as a result of our intensive pre- and post-harvest practices. We are proud to deliver our premium fruit and look forward to its arrival in Busan in the coming weeks.”

Pioneer Growers adds five to its cooperative
Pioneer Growers is a grower-owned cooperative that concentrates on bringing in quality growers that fit into the groups’ offerings and helps to expand on its year-round production. Recently, the Belle Grade, FL-based company added five new local growers to the mix—Agra Products, a Clewiston, FL-based grower; Growers Read More ...
PMA pulls back the curtains on the Fresh Summit 2020 virtual experience
The Produce Marketing Association welcomed guests, suppliers, and media to a public webinar on Thursday, Aug. 13 to get a sneak peek at the Fresh Summit 2020 experience. The event, held each year in October, convenes over 20,000 industry members to share insights, showcase new and innovative products and solutions, and Read More ...
CPMA to support the delivery of Canada’s Surplus Food Rescue Program
The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and its allied partners across the food system are extremely enthusiastic to have been selected to support the delivery of the Surplus Food Rescue Program developed by the government of Canada. CPMA is committed to reducing food waste and helping individuals and communities Read More ...
USDA restricts PACA violators in Florida, New York and Texas
As part of its efforts to enforce the Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act and ensure fair trading practices within the U.S. produce industry, the Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on three produce businesses for failing to meet their contractual obligations to the sellers of produce they purchased and Read More ...
Albertsons shifting its produce paradigm
Albertsons Cos. and vertical-farming company Plenty Unlimited Inc. announced an agreement that plans to provide shoppers in more than 430 stores across California with Plenty’s fresh and flavorful produce. “We pride ourselves on offering fresh, quality products that surprise and delight our customers,” said Geoff White, Read More ...
Green Giant introduces cauliflower breadsticks
Green Giant, the iconic brand synonymous with delicious and high-quality vegetables for families, announced the introduction of Green Giant Cauliflower Breadsticks to its popular Green Giant Veggie Swap-Ins line. Green Giant Cauliflower Breadsticks, available in original and garlic flavors, boast a fresh-baked taste, are Read More ...

Market Watch

the source pro-act

Western growing regions getting hit by rain, cooler temps

floral pulse