PMA Fresh Summit lands in the Big Easy

Publication date: October 21, 2017

NEW ORLEANS — The Produce Marketing Association kicked off its 68th annual Fresh Summit convention and exposition Oct. 20, here, drawing members of the fresh fruit, vegetable and floral industry from around the globe. While the final numbers were not yet available, there were indications that the event would draw a record number of attendees. […]

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U.S.: Brix “two to three times higher” for yellow dragonfruit, says HLB Specialties

Publication date: October 18, 2017

Florida-based tropical fruit importer HLB Specialties is upbeat for the prospects of yellow dragon fruit in the United States following two successful shipments to kick off Ecuador as a newly available country of origin.  In a statement, operations director Andres Ocampo told Fresh Fruit Portal the fruit was brought in via air freight to service both East and […]

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“Shipping pitahayas started the minute the regulation came into effect”

Publication date: October 13, 2017

“On October 7, we received our first shipment of pitahayas from Ecuador,” says Andres Ocampo with HLB Specialties. “Since then, we’ve done about 5-6 shipments. The product has made a strong start and we are very excited to continue growing it.”    Ocampo first heard about the pitahaya from Ecuador a few years ago. “In […]

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