The likelihood of a cantaloupe purchase dropped eight percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. The likelihood of a cantaloupe purchase increased according to age and generally increased according to income.
Commercial cantaloupe growing and shipping is serious business.
With a focus on flavor, Fresh Quest Produce Inc. is releasing a new cantaloupe, dubbed the Honeymoon.
Del Monte Fresh Produce NA Inc.’s sponsorship of the 2014 Food Network South Beach Wine & Food Festival gave celebrities the chance to sample some tropical produce.
ATLANTA — Entering its second year, the Eastern Cantaloupe Growers Association plans to help retailers boost sales with a recipe marketing program while it fine tunes its food safety plan for members.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. not only contends is has no liability in the 2011 cantaloupe-related listeria outbreak, but the retailer says it was damaged by the outbreak and wants food safety auditors and others to reimburse it for the cantaloupe and legal expenses.More Packer Stories for Cantaloupe
Market Scope - Cantaloupe — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (111-86*-69) — Imports via boat from Guatemala and Honduras. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Supplies light. Trading moderate. Prices 12s lower; others unchanged. Half cartons 9s mostly $14.95-15.95, 12s mostly $12.95-13.95. Oversized ½ cartons 9s (6s) mostly $14.95-15.95. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Half cartons 9s and 12s mostly $14.95. Oversized ½ cartons 9s (6s) mostly $14.95, 12s mostly $13-13.95. Quality variable. *revised.