The likelihood of a cherry purchase dropped seven percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, putting purchases near the level they were in 2011. The summer fruit was favored by consumers with kids at home, as was the case last year.
Sage Fruit Co. has renewed its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s racing organization, JR Motorsports.
While Republicans in Congress are likely to ignore most of President Obama’s proposals in his State of the Union address, trade promotion could be the exception.
LeRoy Nickerson, who with his wife Dana Branson was co-administrator of the Oregon Sweet Cherry Commission, died Jan. 10 at 64.
BBC Technologies has introduced new filling machinery that’s designed to more efficiently handle small fruit.
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Market Scope - Cherries — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
CHILE — Imports (16-21*-18) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Los Angeles International Airport. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 5-kilogram cartons bagged bing extra-large $26-28, large $24-26. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 5-kilogram cartons bagged bing jumbo $30-32, extra-large $28-30, large $20-22. Quality good. *revised.
NEW ZEALAND — Imports (0-0-1) — Imports via air. Movement expected to increase.
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