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In 2013, about 170,000 truckloads of fruits and vegetables from Mexico came into the United through the ports of entry in South Texas, making it the leading state in the country for imports of fresh produce. “About 40-45 percent of the fresh produce consumed in the United States is imported,” said Bret Erickson, president and chief executive officer of the Texas International Produce Association, based in Mission, TX. “More... Read more

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Duda Farm Fresh Foods brings radishes to consumers in new, high-graphic packaging
Duda Farm Fresh Foods, headquartered in Oviedo, FL, is currently promoting its “Radishes Reinvented” radish products, and will be featuring the line at the New York Produce Show at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center North Hall on Dec. 2-4. “We will be exhibiting at Booth No. 602 at the show,” said Nichole Towell, marketing director for the company. “And... Read more

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Supreme Cuts excited about upcoming New York show
MAHWAH, NJ — Merle Axelrod, president of Supreme Cuts, here, is “very excited” about the upcoming New York Produce Show & Conference, as it gives her company a chance to showcase its innovative products right in its own backyard. “The New York show is always a good show,” she told The Produce News on the afternoon of Nov. 3 at her office here in suburban... Read more

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Guillermo Martinez joins Kingdom Fresh Farms management team
Kingdom Fresh Farms, based in Donna, TX, announced Guillermo (Willy) Martinez as the newest member of its management team on Nov. 24. He will assume his new position as general manager on Dec. 1 and will report to Chief Executive Officer Alberto Gonzalez. Before joining Kingdom Fresh Farms, Martinez... Read more

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Sunkist's Citrus Hack video series
Sunkist has developed a video series called Sunkist Citrus Hacks to inspire consumers to get creative this citrus season. "The videos are a spin-off of 'life hacks' — the popular clever life solutions that have garnered so much online traction," said Joan Wickham, Sunkist advertising and public... Read more