The likelihood of a cranberry purchase slipped two percentage points from last year, but this fall favorite still has its niche. Even the younger generation has embraced this “traditional” fruit, with shoppers age 21-39 being among some of the most likely to buy cranberries this year.
The Oppenheimer Group began shipping California strawberries from Coachella and Oxnard the week of Jan. 13, and organic strawberries are expected to start in February.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture plans to buy up to $126.4 million in fresh and processed fruits and vegetables to support needy families — and the growers of those products by removing them from the supply chain to stabilize markets.
High-quality Christmas produce favorites await consumers this season, though prices could be up on some commodities, down on others.
Consumers may find themselves paying more for some Thanksgiving staples this year, thanks to brisk demand and Mother Nature.
Grocery marketer Riteway Sales and Marketing is expanding into fresh produce by adding a produce industry veteran to head its fresh sales.More Packer Stories for Cranberries
Market Scope - Market Scope - Cranberries — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9
ALL PRODUCTION AREAS — Shipments (42*-10-12) — Movement expected to continue seasonal decline. Wholesale prices at the New England Produce Center on Dec. 9: cartons of 24 12-ounce film bags MA late howe $36.