CITRUS

 


Packer Stories

Produce companies sue ocean carrier because of cold chain issues

07/24/2014

Eight produce companies have filed federal court cases this year seeking more than $280,000 from a New York City shipping company for failing to maintain correct refrigeration temperatures, the most recent involving avocados from Peru.

Oppy offers consumers Uruguayan citrus

07/24/2014

The Oppenheimer Group is now offering customers fruit from Uruguay.

Lemons take their turn as high-dollar citrus

07/18/2014

When lime prices hit triple-digits earlier this year, some shippers I talked to said restaurants were switching to lemons as a cheaper substitute.

USDA tests South American fruit programs at U.S. ports

07/15/2014

Beginning Sept. 1, citrus fruit, grapes and blueberries from South America should be arriving sooner and lasting longer on retailers’ shelves in the Southeast U.S. as the Port of Savannah begins a pilot program.

Oppy rolls out first 'eat brighter!' offering

07/14/2014

Cookie Monster won’t be encouraging kids to eat his sweet namesake when they return to school beginning in August.

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Market Scope - Clementines — F.o.b.s as of July 21

2014-07-20

CHILE — Imports (46-34-54) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 24-36s $34-36, 40-44s $31-33; 10 3-pound mesh bags 24-36s $33-35, 40-44s $30-32. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32, 40-44s $28-30; 10 3-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32, 40-44s $28-30. Quality good.

SOUTH AFRICA — Imports (2-133*-17) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as July 7-20. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32, 40-44s $28-30; 10 3-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32, 40-44s $28-30. Quality good. *revised.

PERU — Imports (3-7-11) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as July 7-20. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 24-36s $34-36, 40-44s $31-33; 10 3-pound mesh bags 24-36s $33-35, 40-44s $30-32. Quality good. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading fairly slow. Prices lower. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32, 40-44s $28-30; 10 3-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32, 40-44s $28-30. Quality good.

URUGUAY — Imports (0-7-1) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase slightly. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Flat cartons repacked in route of 15 2-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32; 10 3-pound mesh bags 20-28s $32-34, 32-36s $30-32. Quality good.

AUSTRALIA — Imports (0-0*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Supplies and number of importers insufficient to establish a market. Quality good. *revised, **unavailable.

 


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