Florida fruit and vegetable producer and marketer Fresh Del Monte Produce has announced strong fiscal results for its Q2 ended 28 June, with a 60% increase in net income to US$66.5m (US$1.18/diluted share) from US$41.5m (US$0.77/diluted share) year on year. Net sales increased to US$567.2m in the Q2 2002, compared with US$541m for the same period last year. Healthy pricing, additional operating efficiencies and debt reduction drove the increase in net income and the solid sales expansion.