Tex-Mex Winter Produce business updates

11/16/2012 01:15:00 PM
Tom Burfield

The firm’s round tomato program under the Barajas label continues to attract customers, and the company has ramped up its bell pepper business, selling a load or two a week of yellow and red peppers.

Chili pepper sales also are on the rise, Myers said.

The company’s product line also includes roma, cherry and grapes tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, lemons, limes, cactus leaves, squash, pineapples and papayas.

 

Texas, Arizona groups to co-host conference

The 2013 America Trades Produce Conference is scheduled for March 6-8 in McAllen, Texas.

The conference will be co-hosted by the Mission-based Texas International Produce Association and the Nogales, Ariz.-based Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.

Information will be posted at americatradesproduce.com as it becomes available.

 

Vision Produce to add more mangoes, limes

Pharr-based Vision Produce Partners of Texas plans to expand its mango program, said Ben Brittain, executive vice president and managing partner.

“We had a real good program last year, and we will expand it by 35%,” he said.

The company also will offer product from Peru and launch a program from Ecuador.

The firm plans to increase its lime program by 50% and was scheduled to start shipping romas and broccoli in November.


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