The likelihood of a lime purchase slipped two percentage points from last year. For the second consecutive year, the likelihood of a purchase increased according to income and decreased according to age. Shoppers earning less than $25,000 annually were the least likely overall to make a lime purchase.
When lime prices hit triple-digits earlier this year, some shippers I talked to said restaurants were switching to lemons as a cheaper substitute.
Northeastern wholesalers are talking with Mexican exporters about bringing Mexico produce into Philadelphia via ocean vessels.
While trees were being uprooted in a Bakersfield grove, California Citrus Mutual president Joel Nelsen and two state senators protested water policies that resulted in zero water allocations in the state’s Central Valley.
With sky-high lime prices falling back down to earth comes a returning opportunities to promote the green citrus for summertime entertaining, lime importers and marketers say.
Over Easter weekend, I walked into one of those produce-has-entered-the-mainstream conversations.More Packer Stories for Limes
Market Scope - Limes — F.o.b.s as of July 21
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (158-180*-233) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices 110s generally unchanged, others higher. 40-pound cartons 110s mostly $10, 150s mostly $10-11, 175-230s mostly $12, 250s $10-12. Quality variable. *revised
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