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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Fresh Del Monte sees sales increase, fresh-cut lags


An 11% increase in net sales for the second quarter of 2014 has officials with Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. expressing optimism about efforts to diversify, even though the company’s fresh-cut business posted declines for the third straight quarter.

Colombians’ lawsuit against Chiquita dismissed


A lawsuit alleging Chiquita Brands International Inc. was liable for the deaths of thousands of Colombians during a civil war has been thrown out.

Bolthouse launches kids’ snack line


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Fresh, inviting produce displays trump fire sale offerings


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Wind storms to affect banana supplies


Strong winds in South America and Central America will likely affect banana shipments to the U.S.

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