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COAST TROPICAL SET TO HOST NMB OUTREACH MEETING















National Mango Board To Host Domestic Industry Outreach Meeting In Los Angeles, CA



by National Mango Board











Posted: 2014-04-30 09:05:04 EST








Orlando, Fla. – Throughout the year The National Mango Board (NMB) travels to the top mango importing port cities in the United States to meet face-to-face with importers, wholesalers, and others who handle mangos in the U.S and share details about mango programs updates and results. 




The next industry outreach meeting will take place May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.








The NMB meetings are tailored to the needs and interests of industry members in order to improve mango quality and superiority in the U.S. marketplace to help increase consumption. The meetings create the opportunity to address industry related topics of interest and provide networking opportunities.





 During the meeting in Los Angeles, the NMB staff will also be discussing the Ripe and Ready to Eat Mango Initiative with ripening expert, Dennis Kihlstadius from Produce Technical Services.





There will be a question and answer session following the presentation. Lunch will be provided. Please contact Kristine Concepción, Director of Industry Relations at the NMB, by calling 877/MANGOS1, ext. 111 or via email at kconcepcion@mango.org.






Los Angeles Industry Outreach Meeting:


WHO: The National Mango Board

WHAT: Domestic Industry Outreach Meeting

WHEN: May 1, 2014 at noon

WHERE: Coast Tropical Building at the Produce Market
1601 E. Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90021






For more information about the National Mango Board, please visit the website at www.mango.org/industry.








About National Mango Board


The National Mango Board is an agriculture promotion group, which is supported by assessments from both domestic and imported mangos. The board was designed to drive awareness and consumption of fresh mangos in the U.S. The superfruit mango contains 100 calories, an excellent source of vitamins A and C, a good source of fiber and an amazing source of tropical flavor.





Mango availability per capita has increased 53 percent since 2005 to an estimated 2.87 pounds per year in 2013. Mango import volume for 2013 was 935 million pounds. Learn more at www.mango.org.






Source: National Mango Board


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