After 13 years of focusing exclusively on papayas, Plantation, Fla.-based HLB Tropical Food is broadening its horizons, said Homero Levy de Barros, the company’s president.
Mangoes, limes and avocados are now on the company’s Central American roster.
Barros is the first to admit he’s no expert on mangoes, limes and avocados. But he eventually wants to bring the same level of expertise HLB has on papayas to those commodities.
“We still want to have that specialist philosophy,” he said.