Keeping it Fresh: The Problem with Produce

As many of us who dabble in the produce business have seen, the market of fruit out of Mexico running through the Texas border is absolutely astounding. Due to all the large farms producing product year round, the need for increased warehousing and transportation has moved to the forefront. According to Bret Erickson, CEO of the Texas International Produce Association, 65% of all fruits and vegetables consumed in or passing through Texas are coming by way of Mexican growers and farms. As such, McAllen, and to a lesser extent Laredo, have become vital outposts to the importation and distribution of this product. Such a boom is starting to cause a very noticeable negative effect upon the supply chain of this product as it crosses the border. The warehouses are finding it difficult to come up with a truly efficient solution of keeping up with demand, especially now that there is such a high demand for fruit. To continue reading click here.