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.
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.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Southern Corporate Packers Inc., is increasing acreage, growing some new items and expanding production of a commodity that isn’t widely grown in the fall.
Seed company Hm.Clause is increasing availability of its new Fiji cantaloupe.
More and more consumers seem to be turning to organic produce as they seek more healthful menu options, and the melon category is no exception.More Packer Stories for Cantaloupe
Market Scope - Cantaloupes — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (236-182-102) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading 9s active, 12s moderate. Prices 9s slightly higher, 12s lower. Half cartons 9s (supplies light) $10.95-12.95, 12s mostly $10.95. Quality variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (32-54-54) — Movement expected to decrease. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Light and sporadic crossings expected to continue through the week of Dec. 1. LAST REPORT.