FIVE TRENDS TO BOOST SALES OF MEXICAN PRODUCE

Produce Business, Jodean Robbins: This article recognizes the important role of Mexico in the United States produce space and describes five trends that will help continue to drive this valuable Mexican produce business. The five trends are: expanding variety, leveraging consumer interest in avocados, creating more greenhouse space for tomato growth, increasing visibility and opportunity for mango sales, and continuing to increase organic production. Divine Flavor is a key player in the Mexican produce business and is mentioned multiple times in the piece. Michael DuPuis, the quality assurance and public relations coordinator for Divine Flavor, is quoted on both the expanding produce variety through flavored grapes and the use of greenhouses for making bell peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, and squash available in the winter months.

SIX WAYS TO SWEETEN BELL PEPPER SALES

Produce Business, Carol Bareuther: This article describes ways to boost bell pepper sales. One of the six suggestions mentioned is for produce retailers is to is to carry two or more sizes of peppers. Divine Flavor is mentioned for their emphasis on cultivating appeal for mini peppers through their Tribelli-brand peppers which are noted for having “high flavor, consistent color and exceptional quality.” Tribelli peppers come in different bag sizes (half-pound, one-pound, two-pound) to meet different consumer needs, notes Michael DuPuis.