The likelihood of an asian pear purchase slipped two percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. Younger shoppers clearly prefer this crunchy fruit. The likelihood of purchase decreased according to age.


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Packer Stories

Frieda’s finds children adventurous produce eaters


Frieda’s is supporting the U.S. Department of Agriculture Fresh Fruit & Vegetable Program and has worked with schools to assist wholesale partners in bringing more specialty items into schools.

Giumarra succeeds with Angelys pear


Giumarra Wenatchee, a division of Los Angeles-based The Giumarra Cos., is back for a second year with a pear — Angelys — that enjoys a longer summer window than other New Zealand varieties.

Asian pear prices to climb when Chile takes over


Asian pear markets should strengthen when California yields to a much smaller Chilean crop.

Western Fresh optimistic despite freeze


Considering the amount of bad luck the Chilean fruit industry had this fall with drought and a severe freeze, Western Fresh Marketing Inc. finds itself in pretty good shape.

California Fall Fruit business updates


In anticipation of the 2013-14 season, Booth Ranches LLC, Orange Cove, Calif., has increased its bagging capacity to meet customer demand and has added the capability to produce full-wrap bags.

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Market Scope - Asian pears — F.o.b.s as of July 21


CHILE — Imports (0-0-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease as shipping season concludes. Most supplies from storage. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer shinko 12-14s $9.50-10.50, 16s $8.50-9.50. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer shinko 8-14s $10.50-11.50, 16-18s $6.50-7.50, 20-22s $5.50-6.50; Cartons two-layer shinko 44s $9.50-10.50. Quality good.


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