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.
The Produce Mom and Sage Fruit Co. are hosting the Very Cherry Pinspiration Contest from July 21 to July 31.
Domex Superfresh Growers reports outstanding quality on both its cherry and apple crops.
A monthly record 10.3 million boxes of cherries shipped from the region in June, according to Yakima, Wash.-based Northwest Cherry Growers.
A coalition of businesses and agricultural associations has asked Congress to suspend part of the U.S. country-of-origin-labeling law in anticipation of a negative ruling by the World Trade Organization that could trigger retaliatory tariffs on certain commodities.
Global Cooling Inc., is touting success of a forced-air cooling system that cuts the time required to cool cherries.More Packer Stories for Cherries
Market Scope - Cherries — F.o.b.s as of July 14
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (676-569-766, includes exports 187-187-218) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading very active. Prices rainier higher, others about steady. Wide range in prices. Rainier 15-pound cartons bagged Washington 1 10-row size $40-45; bing 18-pound cartons bagged Washington 1 9½-row size mostly $34-38, 10-row size mostly $32-34, 10½-row size mostly $30-32, 11-row size $26-28, 11½-row size mostly $24; skeena 18-pound cartons bagged Washington 1 10-row size mostly $32-34, 10½-row size mostly $30-32, 11-row size $26-28, 11½-row size mostly $24; sweetheart 18-pound cartons bagged Washington 1 10-row size mostly $32-34, 10½-row size mostly $30-32, 11-row size $26-28. Supplies of rainiers in few hands. Quality generally very good.
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