While the likelihood of a mango purchase slipped two percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, this tropical fruit is slowly gaining ground. Four years ago only 19% of shoppers said they purchased mangoes, while this year 27% said the same.


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Jamaican mangoes cleared for export to U.S.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture has green-lighted imports of Jamaican mangoes.

Sales veteran Albert Ramirez joins New Limeco


Produce industry veteran Albert Ramirez has joined New Limeco LLC as director of sales.

Maersk helping Ivory Coast mango exports


Maersk Container Industry AS is helping Ivory Coast mango growers export higher-quality fruit.

Suppliers note strong growth of tropicals category


Produce suppliers are quick to credit the success of mainstream items like bananas, pineapples and avocados for having driven tropical fruit sales in recent years. However, the category as a whole is showing gains, according to data from the Produce Marketing Association.

Creating a destination for tropicals boosts sales


Retailers who limit their tropical selections are leaving money on the table needlessly, said Karen Caplan, CEO of Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Inc.

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Market Scope - Mangoes — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 22


BRAZIL — Imports (25-23-8) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading active. Prices 14s higher; others generally unchanged. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-8s mostly $9.50, 9-12s mostly $9.50-10, 14s mostly $8.50-9. Quality generally good.


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