SONORA GRAPE DEAL IS REBOUNDING AFTER SLOW START, DISTRIBUTOR SAYS

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.

SPRING MELON DEAL UNDERWAY FOR DIVINE FLAVOR; ELIZABETH SMART AND ALEJO BAY COMMENT

Perishable News: “Spring Melon Deal Underway for Divine Flavor; Elizabeth Smart and Alejo Bay Comment” (5/3/2023)

The spring season and warmer weather is upon us, and for Divine Flavor, the grower, shipper will be in full swing with its melon program for the next 50 days. With offerings of watermelon (regular seedless and mini seedless), cantaloupe, and honey dew, grown both organic and conventional, the company anticipates a strong month of May in terms of volume and promotion for their expanded melon program in Mexico.

DIVINE FLAVOR KICKS OFF SPRING MELON DEAL

The Packer: “Divine Flavor kicks off spring melon deal” (5/3/2023)

The spring season and warmer weather is underway in the Southwest, and Nogales, Ariz.-based grower-shipper Divine Flavor forecasts that its melon program will be in full swing for the next 50 days, according to a news release.

DIVINE FLAVOR HIRES PATRICK CORTES AS DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

“Divine Flavor hires Patrick Cortes as director of business development” (4/26/2023)

Nogales, Ariz.-based produce distributor and grower Divine Flavor has hired Patrick Cortes as its director of business development and strategic planning.

His primary duties will center on sustainable growth within the marketer’s customer base and its grower alliance, according to a news release.

TABLE GRAPE IMPORTERS PEN AGREEMENT TO SHIFT MARKETS

“Table grape importers pen agreement to shift markets” (4/13/2023)

Produce grower-shipper Divine Flavor and table grape breeder and licenser Sun World International have agreed to an enhanced collaboration deal for premium table grapes. If successful, the deal could reshape the Mexican table grape industry, the companies say.

DIVINE FLAVOR TOUTS ORGANIC BELL PEPPERS

Fresh Plaza: “Patrick Cortes joins Divine Flavor” (4/27/2023)

Nogales-based produce distributor and grower, Divine Flavor, announced it has added Patrick Cortes to the company’s development and strategic team