Grapefruit is a steady performer. Thirty-one percent of shoppers reported that they were likely to make a grapefruit purchase – the same number as last year.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Sunkist Growers, Valencia, displayed several new packaging options for this year’s citrus season at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.
Seald Sweet International plans to use a contest to highlight its support of breast cancer awareness Oct. 17-19 at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim, Calif.
A trio of citrus and import sales veterans has started Classic Harvest, an importer and grower-shipper of citrus and grapes.
(UPDATED COVERAGE 4:30 p.m.) The first official season forecast for Florida citrus shows slight declines in navel oranges, grapefruit and tangerines, but valencias are expected to increase the Sunshine State’s total orange production.
Springfield, Ill.-based produce distributor Tom Lange Co. has opened a citrus packinghouse in Porterville, Calif., as part of its Seven Seas Packers division.More Packer Stories for Grapefruit
Market Scope - Grapefruit — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
FLORIDA — Shipments (31-56-121, includes export 1-3-62) — Prices not reported.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (0-17-41) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. Unofficial prices 7/10-bushel cartons marked rio star fancy 23-27s $25.35-26.95, 32s $23.35-24.95, 36s $21.35-22.95, 40s $19.35-20.95, 48s $17.35-18.95, 56s $16.35-16.95; Texas choice 23-27s $24.10-24.95, 32s $22.95-23.35, 36s $20.10-20.95, 40s $18.10-18.95, 48s $16.10-16.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. The first f.o.b. report was expected to be issued by Oct. 22.