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.
Limoneira Co., has chosen Compac Sorting Equipment Inc., to install a new packing line.
Port Manatee plans to start direct, weekly service to Mexico that is touted as being the quickest from the U.S. Gulf to Mexico.
Twenty-four Colombian exporters are scheduled to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention in October.
Lemon markets are very strong, but lime prices remain in the cellar — so low some Mexican shippers are keeping product at home.
Produce industry veteran Albert Ramirez has joined New Limeco LLC as director of sales.More Packer Stories for Limes
Market Scope - Limes — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (79-107*-251) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late slow. (Supplies heavy). Prices lower. 40-pound cartons 110s mostly $16, 150s mostly $16-18, 175-200s mostly $17-18, 230s mostly $16-18, 250s mostly $14-16. Quality variable. *revised.
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