(June 11) Dayka & Hackett LLC, Reedley, Calif., has hired Patrick Dueire to launch a year-round mango program that will focus on supermarkets.

“Demand and consumption of mangoes is growing,” said Tim Dayka, a managing member of the company, in a news release. “We are active in Brazil, Mexico and Peru, where some of our existing growers are already involved with mangoes.”

Dueire most recently was a principal in Del Nature, a Brazil-based fruit export company.

Dayka & Hackett’s new mango division will be based at the company’s East Coast office at the Port of Wilmington, Del., according to the release.