Business updates: Tropical Fruit Marketing

04/23/2010 03:47:00 PM
Abraham Mahshie

Shilling said the company is expanding its base in an effort to maintain constant growth despite the sluggish economy.

Southern Specialties unveils lime bag

Southern Specialties Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., is looking to grow its tropicals line and recently launched a bag for its Paradise limes.

“On our radar, we are actually looking to grow, to increase our base in tropicals,” Charlie Eagle, vice president of business development, said of the Paradise label.

Eagle said the company also recently installed bagging equipment in its facility in order to offer Paradise limes in 2- and 3-pound mesh bags.

“The product will be available in 17 by 2-pound bags or 12 by 3-pound bags,” he said of the product launched at the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure conference. “It is a convenience for the consumer, and the club stores enjoy the 3-pound pack.”


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