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.
A pineapple and melon fruit chunker from Atlas Pacific Engineering Co., has been nominated as a Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2015 by Messe Berlin.
Ayco Farms Inc. has named a vice president of its West Coast division.
Higher attendance and new educational session topics are planned for the 2015 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.
Importers report strong demand for melons at the start of the Guatemalan deals.
A Colorado judge has refused to dismiss at least 24 cases filed against PrimusLabs by victims and their families related to the 2011 listeria outbreak involving cantaloupe from Jensen Farms.More Packer Stories for Cantaloupe
Market Scope - Cantaloupes — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (54-84*-15) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading very active for limited supply. Half cartons 6-12s open market supply in too few hands to quote and most available supply filling prior commitment. Half cartons oversized 6s (5s) to 9s (6s) open market supply in too few hands to quote. Quality good. *revised.