The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed allowing several tropical fruits from Malaysia into the U.S. market.
Sales grew in the tropical fruit category in 2012, though in some cases it was barely perceptible.
Retailers are making progress in their efforts to more effectively merchandise tropical fruit, marketers say.
The Oppenheimer Group has stepped up its involvement in the tropical fruit category and has appointed one of its veterans to lead the way.
Summer fruit season often is a time for bounty, and the tropical fruit category can provide a boost during that season, says Marc Holbik, vice president of business development for Miami-based Ecoripe Tropicals.More Packer Stories for Tropicals