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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Florida port to start Mexico service


Port Manatee plans to start direct, weekly service to Mexico that is touted as being the quickest from the U.S. Gulf to Mexico.

Chiquita rejects bid from Brazilians


Saying $14 per share was “inadequate,” officials at Chiquita Brands International Inc. declined an offer from Brazilian investors and told them they were disappointed officials from Cutrale Group and Safra Group declined an invitation to negotiate.

Brazilians up their bid as Chiquita reports strong 3Q


Chiquita Brands International Inc. is reviewing a new, higher offer from Brazilian investors who want to buy the company, challenging a merger deal between the American banana giant and Ireland-based Fyffes Plc.

Promotions seek to engage, interact


Banana promotions often revolve around community outreach and involvement rather than simply pushing products to consumers.

Business updates: Banana marketing


Chiquita Brands International Inc., Charlotte, N.C., expanded and renovated the port at Terminal Ferroviaria de Puerto Barrios, Guatemala.

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