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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Trial date set in Chiquita clean water suit


A trial date has been set in a lawsuit brought by a clean water advocacy group against Chiquita Brands International.

Organics Unlimited campaign supports banana workers


Organics Unlimited Inc., is raising more money to support banana workers in Ecuador and Mexico through its September retail GROW Month campaign.

Organic equivalency talks underway with Mexico


On-site assessments of Mexico’s organic certification program is on the agenda later this year as U.S. officials negotiate an organic equivalency program with their Mexican counterparts.

Dole supplies National Banana Split Day


Dole Fresh Fruit helped celebrate the second annual National Banana Split Day.

Drive-thru fruiting


Happy Meals are going bananas — the latest fruit item to join burger giant McDonald’s increasingly varied portfolio of healthful menu options.

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