Apples

APPLES

With a variety of colors and flavors to choose from, apples remain the second most-popular commodity in the produce department. More than eight in 10 consumers selected the crunchy fruit in the past year, making it the No. 2 fruit in Fresh Trends 2013. The likelihood of an apple purchase slipped two percentage points from last year.

 

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Packer Stories

Freshline Foods introduces flavored sliced apples

11/26/2014

Fresh-cut specialist Freshline Foods is adding flavored sliced apples to its product roster.

U.S. Apple hits Facebook milestone

11/25/2014

U.S. Apple Association fans on Facebook topped 50,000 recently, achieving a goal association officials have been chasing the past year. The milestone represents a 30% increase in the association’s fans in one year.

Frieda’s stickers Green Dragon apples again

11/25/2014

Frieda’s Specialty Produce is once again labeling its Green Dragon apples with stickers that distinguish them from other green apples.

Columbia Marketing questions consumers on QR code use

11/24/2014

Quick-response codes can be useful in a wide variety of applications because of their storage capacity and easy readability, but questions remain over their effect on consumers.

USDA funds export promotions for 2015

11/20/2014

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced $173 million in fiscal year 2015 funding for the Market Access Program and $26.7 million for the Foreign Market Development Program to more than 60 organizations.

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Market Scope - Apples — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17

2014-11-16

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2014 crop shipments (1,326-1,103-1,252, includes exports 530-345-433) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices red delicious and honeycrisp slightly lower, others generally unchanged. Washington extra fancy carton tray pack red delicious 72-113s $14-16, 125s $15-17; golden delicious 72-125s $16-18; fuji 64s mostly $16, 72-88s $18-20, 100s mostly $18; granny smith 72-100s $17-20, 113-125s $16-18; gala 72-113s $16-18; Honeycrisp 64-100s mostly $35-40; Washington extra fancy carton tray pack fine appearance red delicious 72-125s $18-20; golden delicious 72-125s mostly $18-20; fuji 64s mostly $22-24, 72-88s mostly $24,100s mostly $22; granny smith 72-88s mostly $22-24, 100s $20-22, 113-125s $18-20; gala 72-88s mostly $20, 100-113s $20; Honeycrisp 64-100s mostly $40-45. 2013 crop shipments (14-5-6, includes exports 8-2-3).

NEW YORK — Shipments (110-112-110) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy of 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum red delicious mostly $16-18, golden delicious and ginger gold mostly $18, mcintosh and cortland mostly $18-19, gala mostly $18-20, macoun mostly $18-20, empire mostly $18, Honeycrisp mostly $38, rome $16-17. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack golden delicious 80-88s mostly $22, ginger gold 80-88s mostly $20-22; mcintosh 80-88s mostly $23-24, 100s mostly $21-22; gala 80-88s mostly $26-28; empire 80-88s $22-24; Honeycrisp 80-88s mostly $48-50; cortland 64-88s mostly $24-26. Cartons U.S. extra fancy cell pack mcintosh 80-88s mostly $23-24, 100s mostly $21-22; empire 80-88s $22-24.

MICHIGAN — Shipments (99*-117-91) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons of 12 3-pound film bags U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum gala $17-20, fuji mostly $18-20, braeburn mostly $18, red delicious, golden delicious, jonathan, cortland, jonagold, mcintosh, empire and idared mostly $16-18, Honeycrisp mostly $40-45. Tray pack U.S. extra fancy gala 88-100s mostly $20-20, red delicious and golden delicious 80-88s mostly $16-18, jonathan 88-100s $20-24, mcintosh 88s mostly $20-22, Honeycrisp 72-88s mostly $50-55, braeburn 88s mostly $20-22, empire 100s $18-22, fuji 72-88s mostly $22-24, cortland 72-88s $20-22, law rome 80-88s $16-21. *revised.

APPALACHIAN DISTRICT (MD-PA-VA-WV) — Shipments (54-52-47, export 2-4-5) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices about unchanged. Cartons U.S. extra fancy red delicious 64-88s mostly $20-21; golden delicious 64-88s mostly $20-21; mcintosh 72-88s $24-25; fuji 72-88s $25-27; red rome 64-8s $20; cartons of 12 3-pound film bags U.S. extra fancy 2½-inch minimum red delicious $18-19; golden delicious $18-19, granny smith $20-21, gala mostly $20-21, red rome $18-19 and mcintosh mostly $19. Quality very good. Export to Guatemala and Honduras.

NEW ENGLAND — Shipments (6-6-6) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Unofficial prices for Nov. 17, cartons of U.S. extra fancy 12 3-pound film bags 2½-inch minimum mcintosh $20-22. Cartons U.S. extra fancy tray pack mcintosh 80-88s $28.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (4-3-3) — Movement expected to continue decreasing as many shippers are finished for the season. No f.o.b. issued as of Nov. 17. LAST REPORT.

 


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