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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Feb. 2 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

SOUTH TEX ORGANICS: Russon Holbrook, senior vice president (on left), and Dennis Holbrook, owner, discuss the items available from Mission, Texas-based South Tex Organics. The company supplies oranges and grapefruit and also grows onions. 

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Feb. 2 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

INECTA: Thomas Fanneron, sales representative for Inecta, a Microsoft partner with offices in New York, Miami and Atlanta, talks with booth visitors about the software solutions the company offers. Its produce program can help companies with traceability and enables grower accounting, farm management, greenhouse management and more. 

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Feb. 2 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

ONE BANANA: Ron Granzella, vice president of sales for the western region (on left), and Robert Adams, president of Coral Gables, Fla.-based One Banana North America Corp., talk about organic bananas coming from Peru. The company has one of the largest organic farms in the region — 350 hectares. Environmental and workforce sustainability are among the key values of the company.

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Feb. 2 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

ECORIPE: Account executive Matthew Valencia (on left), purchasing and sales associate Sindy Figueroa, and vice president of business development Marc Holbik show off a new coconut product from Medley, Fla.-based Ecoripe Tropicals.

“It’s a drink-and-eat version,” Holbik said. “It’s harvested a little bit later so it has more meat in it, so you can enjoy the water and then you crack it open and there’s lots of meat to eat.” The company also has a line of organic roots, including new items in turmeric and galanga. Ecoripe has also offered organic ginger for about a year.

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Feb. 2 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

MISSION PRODUCE: Patrick Cortes, senior director of business development for Oxnard, Calif.-based Mission Produce, and Jennifer Anazawa, category manager, display the company’s organic fruit and its Emeralds in the Rough, a retail pack for second-grade fruit.

“We’re focusing on our organic avocados, which is a massively growing segment of our business year-over-year,” Cortes said Feb. 2. “It’s outpacing consumption on conventional.” The Emeralds in the Rough offering is conventional only currently, but the company has discussed expanding that brand into the organic segment as well.

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Feb. 2 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

ONIONS 52: CEO Bob Meek, vice president of sales Shawn Hartley and saleswoman Lacie Skarda discuss some of the latest offerings from Syracuse, Utah-based Onions 52, formerly known as Utah Onions. New for the company are organic Sunions, known for being tearless, and organic Texas sweet onions, also called 1015s. The latter get started in April. 

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Feb. 2 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

INTERNATURAL MARKETING: Chris Bell, president, and Dee Dee Digby, sales and procurement specialist, talk with booth visitors about Lake Worth, Fla.-based InterNatural Marketing, a consultancy that helps organic farmers get their products to market. Digby said she and Bell came to the expo to connect with growers and visit with customers and had been able to do both at the show.

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Feb. 2 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

TRUFRESH: AJ Jimenez, salesman for Nogales, Ariz.-based TruFresh, talks about the variety of fruits and vegetables offered by the company, including a new item on the organic side — honeydew. The company, whose growers are based in northern Mexico, continues to add new items to its line based on consumer interest. TruFresh is certified by Fair Trade USA.
 

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Retail editor Ashley Nickle collected these news items Feb. 2 at the Global Organic Produce Expo.

IFCO: Carley Barber, marketing coordinator, and Craig Kelly, vice president of grower sales, talk with booth visitors about reusable plastic containers from IFCO, which has its North America headquarters in Tampa, Fla. “What we talk about is the value of utilizing (the RPC) in the supply chain and why more and more growers are utilizing RPCs versus an alternative,” Kelly said.

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