HLB thrives with mix of varieties, sources

Publication date: January 28, 2013

HLB Specialties, a supplier of exotic fruit based in Pompano Beach, Florida, has been in the exotic fruit business for nearly a quarter of a century. In that time, they’ve expanded the area from where they source their produce throughout Central and South America. That healthy mix of sources, along with a good mix of […]

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Visit us at Fruit Logistica!

Publication date: January 23, 2013

          Visit us at Fruit Logistica!

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Papaya power

Publication date: January 2, 2013

A wintertime display of vibrantly colored, fresh papayas can brighten a shopper’s day and inspire thoughts of warm, sunny days or lush tropical isles. Any time is a good time to sell tropical fruit, but a display of ripe papayas provides a psychological lift for shoppers on a gloomy winter day, says Eric Crawford, president […]

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Peru holds back mangoes after drop in price

Publication date: January 2, 2013

Peru has cut mango exports dramatically as growers there respond to dropping prices. “Our growers have sent only half of what we hoped for,” said Homero Levy de Barros, president of Pompano Beach, Fla.-based HLB Specialties LLC. Shortly before Christmas, growers in San Lorenzo Valley, Cieneguillo and Alto Piura announced a 15-day suspension of sales. […]

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