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.
Dole kicked off its summer banana promotion with a Peel the Love food truck tour in Seattle — one of eight cities selected for their above-average per-capita consumption of the fruit.
Chiquita Brands International Inc. has signed on with the movie “Despicable Me 2” for a summer promotion.
Areli Biggers of Hopkinton, Mass., is the third of four weekly aspiring chef winners in Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc.’s “Find Your Inner Chef” contest.
SAN DIEGO — After a career that began as a retail clerk at Safeway and lead to leadership at Dole Fresh Fruit Co., Mike Cavallero was awarded The Packer’s 2013 Produce Man for All Seasons Award.
Editor Greg Johnson presented Cavallero the award May 16 during the morning general session at United Fresh 2013.
Reporting a turnaround for the first quarter of 2013 compared to 2012, officials with Chiquita Brands International Inc. announced $2 million in net income compared to a net loss of $11 million in 2012.More Packer Stories for Bananas