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.
At least four shipments of Mexican limes bound for the U.S. have been rejected at the border after they tested positive for chemicals banned in the U.S. for limes.
A protocol to keep Mexican limes from spreading citrus greening in the U.S. has not slowed fruit movement.
Orange Cove, Calif.-based Booth Ranches is placing a scannable bar code on every box of citrus packed this season.
Tavilla Sales Co. of Los Angeles is now Vision Produce Co.
The name change reflects partnerships formed in recent years with River Edge, N.J.-based Vision Import Group and Pharr, Texas-based Vision Produce Partners.
MONTEREY, Calif. — Wilcox Fresh, Rexburg, Idaho, is expanding beyond its potato and onion expertise into tropical fruits.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (148-154-181) — Movement expected to increase. Trading 110s active, 150s active at slightly lower prices, others moderate. Supplies of 110-150s very light, 200s heavy. Prices 150s slightly lower, 175-200s lower, 250s slightly higher, others generally unchanged. Seedless-type 40-pound cartons 110s mostly $30, 150s $28-30, 175s mostly $20-22, 200s mostly $10-12, 230s $7-8, 250s mostly $6. Quality variable.