PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: ROMA AND GRAPE TOMATOES

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT: GRAPE & ROMA TOMATOES Hey there, tomato lovers! Exciting news from Divine Flavor – Grape Tomatoes and Roma Tomatoes are both in full swing this season! Grown directly from our greenhouses in Baja and central Mexico, our Magnifico grape tomatoes are like little bursts of sweetness, making them a top choice for snacking, […]

Patrick Cortes Discusses Divine Flavor’s Vision for Excellence in the Lead Up to IFPA Foodservice Conference

ANYK!: “Divine Flavor’s Michael DuPuis Discusses Mexico Program Growth” (12/5/2022)

While in many parts of the United States, we are pulling out our cold weather gear and hunkering down for the winter, in Mexico, produce programs are heating up. With a strong group of grower partners in West Mexico, Divine Flavor is preparing to offer retailers a wide variety of high-quality products to meet shopper demand through the rest of the season.

“We need to step up our game and grow better grape varieties in Sonora”

Fresh Plaza: The Mexican grape season kept getting pushed back due to a May month that was unusually cool. Although the weather helped with the coloring of the grapes, it slowed down the maturity. “The grape season has been late before, but this was probably the latest it has ever been,” says Carlos Bon with Divine Flavor

Smooth transition slated for organic grapes

Organic Produce Network: “Summer Organic Tomato Promotions Should Soon Be Available” (6/29/2023)

California’s summer organic tomato crop (including a nice assortment of organic heirlooms) is ramping up, and combined with continued organic tomato production from Mexico, retail promotional opportunities should be available from late August on.

Brian Everett of Organic Harvest Network in San Francisco revealed that he will have a great lineup of organic tomatoes—including mixed cherry offerings, multiple varieties of heirlooms, grape tomatoes, romas, and beefsteaks—from July through the summer and well into October.

Demand for AUTUMNCRISP green grapes surprises Divine Flavor

Organic Produce Network: “Summer Organic Tomato Promotions Should Soon Be Available” (6/29/2023)

California’s summer organic tomato crop (including a nice assortment of organic heirlooms) is ramping up, and combined with continued organic tomato production from Mexico, retail promotional opportunities should be available from late August on.

Brian Everett of Organic Harvest Network in San Francisco revealed that he will have a great lineup of organic tomatoes—including mixed cherry offerings, multiple varieties of heirlooms, grape tomatoes, romas, and beefsteaks—from July through the summer and well into October.

Divine Flavor extends grape program into California

Fresh Fruit Portal: “Sonoran grapes hit fast crescendo” (6/16/2023)

On June 1, Mexican grape shipper Divine Flavor LLC, indicated a huge cold weather-induced gap between its early Jalisco grape deal and the traditional high-volume shipping of Sonora. Prices had been historically high because of unprecedented low supplies.

Grape industry icon John Pandol, Pandol Bros., Delano, CA, on June 16 told FreshFruitPortal.com that he did a Chicago supermarket tuor June 7-8. While some stores had strong grape displays, and Aldi’s apparently made Mexican grapes a loss leader, with prices at $1.49 or $1.99 per pound. He speculates that FOB prices were so high that the empty shelves were attributable to those stores refusing to pay to have grapes in their stores. In Tucson, AZ, on June 11, Pandol also found a retail store with no grapes on display.

Divine Flavor adds California production

The Packer: “Sonora grape deal is rebounding after slow start, distributor says” (6/5/2023)

After a delayed start to the Mexican table grape season, producers are bouncing back with normal production moving into June.

What’s more, grower-owned distribution company Divine Flavor, Nogales, Ariz., reports that production is currently coming from the northern and costal districts of Sonora, an area that was delayed due to cooler spring weather.

Carlos Bon of Divine Flavor Highlights Unique Opportunity in the Table Grape Category

ANYK!: “Divine Flavor’s Michael DuPuis Discusses Mexico Program Growth” (12/5/2022)

While in many parts of the United States, we are pulling out our cold weather gear and hunkering down for the winter, in Mexico, produce programs are heating up. With a strong group of grower partners in West Mexico, Divine Flavor is preparing to offer retailers a wide variety of high-quality products to meet shopper demand through the rest of the season.

Divine Flavor’s Michael DuPuis and Carlos Bon Discuss Spring Grape Summit and Category Opportunities

ANYK!: “Divine Flavor’s Michael DuPuis Discusses Mexico Program Growth” (12/5/2022)

While in many parts of the United States, we are pulling out our cold weather gear and hunkering down for the winter, in Mexico, produce programs are heating up. With a strong group of grower partners in West Mexico, Divine Flavor is preparing to offer retailers a wide variety of high-quality products to meet shopper demand through the rest of the season.