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.
Grower-shipper Borton Fruit now uses equipment and products from Birko as part of its overall food safety system for its apple, pear and cherry operation in Yakima, Wash.
There are compliments, and then there are compliments. I give B.J. Thurlby props for coming up with a memorable one to describe the 2014 Northwest cherry crop.
Northwest Cherry Growers was an award winner at the Asia Fruit Logistica trade show.
Canadian threats of retaliatory tariffs for U.S. apples and cherries remain on the table as federal officials in North America mull a ruling by the World Trade Organization expected to be made public next month.
Columbia Marketing International LLC is a finalist for the 2014 Packaging Impact Award program.More Packer Stories for Cherries
Market Scope - Cherries — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (255-100-18, includes exports 80-23-3) — Movement expected to decrease as most sheds are finished for the season. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. LAST REPORT for 2014 cherries.