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.
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.
The Northwest cherry industry has record volumes in its sights.
Research on analyzing ripeness with the Felix Instruments F-750 produce quality meter was presented at the International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, Australia.
Beginning Aug. 12, the California Grape and Tree Fruit League will be known as the California Fresh Fruit Association.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.