“We’ve acquired new growers and a broader customer base,” said Luis Corella, director of Mexican produce. “Our vegetables remain the same, but it’s an increased package count and we’re providing customers with any special packs they may require — RPCs, euro boxes, whatever.”
Calavo Growers gives red bell peppers a trial
Calavo Growers Inc., whose Nogales, Ariz., operations focus on tomatoes, has begun a trial red bell pepper program, said J.J. Badillo, director of diversified products.
Supplies are limited.
“It’s a greenhouse program,” he said. “We pack them in 11-pound units as well as a 1-1/9 bushel (carton).”
“It’s a small program we just got started with,” Badillo said Jan. 30. “We’re always looking at new products or packaging. We’re just now starting to move into some retail and foodservice business.”