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.


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Lemons take their turn as high-dollar citrus


When lime prices hit triple-digits earlier this year, some shippers I talked to said restaurants were switching to lemons as a cheaper substitute.

Mexico, Philadelphia discussing produce arrivals via ship


Northeastern wholesalers are talking with Mexican exporters about bringing Mexico produce into Philadelphia via ocean vessels.

California Citrus Mutual decries water policies


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.

Limes are back, just in time for promotions


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.

Lime prices in limelight


Over Easter weekend, I walked into one of those produce-has-entered-the-mainstream conversations.

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Market Scope - Limes — F.o.b.s as of July 14


MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (150-158-178) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late fairly active. Prices higher. 40-pound cartons 110-150s mostly $10, 175-200s $10-12, 230-250s mostly $10. Quality variable.


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