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U.S.: Category growth driven by black-only grape ads, says Sun World

Sun World expects the black grape category growth seen over the last five years to continue, if not accelerate.
June 21 , 2018

State of the Market - Week 24, 2018

Chilean clementine prices in the U.S. declined this week amid greater available volumes, but the market remains strong.
June 21 , 2018

Limoneira acquires Chilean citrus company

The La Serena ranch currently has more than 300 acres of lemon and orange production, as well as the potential for around 500 acres of avocado production.
June 20 , 2018

U.S.: Dole adds industry veteran as president of vegetable division

Among other positions, the appointee has held roles of president of POM Wonderful and Ready Pac Foods.
June 20 , 2018

U.S.: Nicaraguan red dragon fruit two weeks away from high-volume launch

“We receive requests daily from shoppers asking for red-flesh dragon fruit because they have seen them on Instagram in smoothie bowls and beverages."
June 20 , 2018
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