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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Bolthouse launches kids’ snack line


Just in time to catch the back-to-school wave, Bolthouse Farms plans to launch in August a line of seven new products called Bolthouse Farms Kids line.

Fresh, inviting produce displays trump fire sale offerings


Produce managers must be very careful when dealing with distressed produce.

Wind storms to affect banana supplies


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

Turbana seeks consumer input for charity contest


Turbana Corp. invites consumers to nominate and vote for their favorite charities with a Facebook contest that is the latest effort under the company’s Growing Smiles, Sharing Goodness project.

Chiquita to continue use of Port of Wilmington


The Diamond State Port Corp. and Chiquita Brands have agreed Chiquita will continue to use the Port of Wilmington as its mid-Atlantic distribution hub for the next five years.

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