GRAPES

Grapes maintained their standing as the No. 3 fruit in Fresh Trends this year, but in 2013 they share the spotlight with strawberries as the third most-popular fruit.

 

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Packer Stories

Mexican grapes set for early start, good volumes

04/18/2014

Retailers should expect Mexican grapes earlier than normal this year.

Early, late season promotions essential to marketing

04/18/2014

Marketing efforts for Mexican grapes often follow the spring and summer holiday schedule.

Earlier season set to catch Memorial Day, July Fourth

04/18/2014

The Mexican table grape deal should be solid for promotions, with volumes coming into the U.S. early enough for Memorial Day and lasting through July Fourth.

Mexican grapes fit well into the U.S. market

04/18/2014

The Mexican table grape deal brings excitement to shippers, retail managers and consumers, mainly because of the freshness of the product.

Seeded fruit mostly shipped overseas to feed niche markets

04/18/2014

The vast majority of grapes from Mexico are for the U.S., according to grower-shippers. In fact, the Mexican deal pretty much exactly fits the needs of the North American market said Lance Jungmeyer, president of the Nogales, Ariz.-based Fresh Produce Association of the Americas.

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Market Scope - Grapes, table — F.o.b.s as of April 14

2014-04-13

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Harvest of perlette variety expected to begin the week of April 28. The Hermosillo Grape Growers Association expects to release its 2014 crop estimate on April 25. FIRST REPORT.

CHILE — Imports (500-658-458) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 8.2-kilogram containers bagged thompson seedless extra-large $26-28, large $24-26, medium $22-24; crimson seedless extra-large $26-28, large $24-26, medium $22-24; black seedless extra-large $26-28, large $24-26, medium $22-24; red globe extra-large $16-18, large $14-16, medium $12-14. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 8.2-kilogram containers bagged. Thompson seedless extra-large $22-24, large $20-22, medium $16-18; crimson seedless extra-large $24-26, large $22-24, medium $20-22; black seedless extra-large $20-22, large $18-20, medium $16-18; red globe extra-large $16-18, large $14-16, medium $12-14. Quality good.

PERU — Imports (0-2-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease as shipping season concludes. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York and port of entry: Southern California. Supplies insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. LAST REPORT.

 


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