This versatile fruit, which can be used for cooking, in drinks, as a fat-free flavor enhancer and even as a garnish, maintains a steady following. The likelihood of purchase slipped four percentage points from last year, but lemons were the ninth most-popular fruit in Fresh Trends 2013.
Just in time for hot weather, Sunkist plans to show off its seasonal citrus products — including a twist on the summer favorite, lemonade — at United Fresh 2013, May 14-16, in San Diego.
Sunkist Growers Inc. is highlighting its seasonal citrus offerings at this year’s Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention and Trade Show in Toronto.
Sunkist Growers is offering retailers six secondary displays to market its fresh citrus beyond the produce department.
Frieda’s Inc. is offering new packaging for meyer and seedless lemon varieties.
Limoneira Co. could gross about $33.3 million from a public offering of 1.8 million shares expected to close Feb. 20.
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices shippers first grade and choice 75-165s higher, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons shippers first grade 75s $19.25-23.80, 95-115s mostly $25.75-26.80, 140s mostly $23.75-25.30, 165s mostly $18.75-19.80, 200s mostly $16.75-16.80, 235s mostly $14.75-16.80; shippers choice 75s mostly $16.75-18.80, 95s mostly $19.75-19.80, 115s mostly $19.75-20.80, 140s mostly $20.25-21.30, 165s mostly $16.75-18.30, 200s mostly $14.75-16.80, 235s $12.75-14.80; unclassified (standard) 140s $16.75-19.80, 165s $14.75-17.80, 200s $12.75-15.30. Organic 7/10-bushel cartons shippers first grade 75s $25.30-29.80, 95-115s mostly $30.30-34.80, 140s mostly $28.30-30.80.