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.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, featuring seminars on the Affordable Care Act and food safety, attracted a record number of attendees.
Weather-related production problems have pushed melon prices to abnormally high levels and sent Mexican and Central American watermelon prices to up to 50 cents a pound.
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.More Packer Stories for Cantaloupe
Market Scope - Cantaloupe — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (197*-181*-127) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Half cartons 6s $10-10.95, 9s mostly $10.95-11.95, 12s mostly $13.95-14.95. Half cartons oversized 6s (5s) $10-10.95, 9s (6s) mostly $10.95-11.95. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Half cartons 9s mostly $15.95-16.95, 12s mostly $16-16.95. Quality good. *revised.
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