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.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Naturipe Farms LLC, Salinas, hopes to move the blueberry industry toward using a 1-pound clamshell as its base pack, similar to the way the strawberry industry moved out of pint baskets to 1-pounders several years ago.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — As California table grapes move through their heaviest shipping months of the year, volumes are close on the heels of last year’s record crop of 116 million 19-pound boxes.
Several fresh produce items are among more than 130 products under recall by SunBurst Foods, Goldsboro, N.C., because of possible listeria contamination.
Naturipe Farms is expanding its fresh snack line with two new product blends, mango and blueberry and grape and blueberry. They’re expected to start distribution in November.
New fresh-cut fruit snack cups from the Tom Lange Co. are scheduled to be introduced for nationwide sale under the brand Actual Produce at Fresh Summit.More Packer Stories for Grapes
Market Scope - Grapes, table — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (633-529-608) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices red globe lower, others higher. 19-pound containers bagged crimson seedless large mostly $18.95, medium $14.95-16.95; red globe large mostly $15.95-18.95; autumn king extra-large $22.95-24.95, large $20.95-22.95, medium $16.95-18.95; autumn royal large mostly $19.95-18.95; scarlet royal large mostly $20.95-22.95, medium $16.95-18.95. Extra services included.
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (161-160-178) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices red globe generally unchanged, others higher. 19-pound containers bagged. Crimson seedless large $16.95-18.95, medium $14.95-16.95; red globe large mostly $16.95, medium mostly $14.95; autumn king extra-large mostly $22.95, large mostly $20.95; autumn royal large mostly $16.95, medium $14.95-16.95; scarlet royal large mostly $17.95-18.95, medium mostly $16.95. Extra services included.