This tropical fruit is portable, affordable and easy to eat, which are just some of the reasons that consumers picked it as the most popular item in the produce department. More than eight in 10 consumers (84%) put bananas in their cart this year.


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Chiquita inaugurates Guatemala port expansion


Chiquita Brands International Inc., is exporting from an upgraded Guatemalan port.

What are you going to be for Halloween? Del Monte knows


For the third year, Del Monte Fresh Produce Inc. is enticing consumers to interact via social media with the “Go Bananas! Halloween Costume Giveaway.”

Turbana, Sendik’s partner in Feeding America promotion


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Chiquita open to sale, signs confidentiality agreement


Reversing an earlier decision, Chiquita Brands International will discuss a possible sale of the company to two Brazilian firms, with whom it has signed a confidentiality agreement.

Organic banana label arrives on East Coast


San Diego-based Organics Unlimited has launched its GROW-labeled bananas on the East Coast.

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