While the likelihood of a mango purchase slipped two percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, this tropical fruit is slowly gaining ground. Four years ago only 19% of shoppers said they purchased mangoes, while this year 27% said the same.
A group of U.S. Department of Agriculture promotion board leaders met recently in Washington D.C. for the first time.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture action would open the door for mango shipments from additional areas of the Philippines.
William Watson plans to step down as executive director of the National Mango Board.
Vision Produce Co. is participating in the Tour de Fresh cycling event to help raise funds for school salad bars before the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit trade show in October in Anaheim, Calif.
Lighter volumes were reported early in the Mexican mango deal, and production in the north also could be down this year.More Packer Stories for Mangoes
Market Scope - Mangoes — F.o.b.s as of April 14
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (108-149*-21**) — Movement expected about the same. Trading tommy atkins and haden 6-9s fairly active at slightly lower prices, 10-14s fairly slow; ataulfo very slow. Prices haden 9s and ataulfo 12s and 20s generally unchanged, tommy atkins and haden 12-14s lower, others slightly lower. Flats one-layer haden and tommy atkins 6-8s mostly $7-7.25, 9s mostly $6.50-7, 10s mostly $6, 12-14s mostly $4-4.50; ataulfo 12s mostly $6-6.50, 14s mostly $5.50-6, 16s mostly $5-5.75, 18s mostly $4.50, 20s mostly $4-4.50, 22s mostly $4, 24s $3.50-4. Quality variable. *revised, **data incomplete
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (5-1-0) — Imports via boat from Guatemala and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-8s mostly $7- $7.50, 9s mostly $6.75-7.50, 10s mostly $6, 12s mostly $5.50-6. Quality good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (37-44-59)-- Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices 7-9s higher, others lower. Cartons one-layer tommy atkins 7-8s mostly $8, 9s mostly $7.50-8, 10s $6-7, 12s $5-6. Quality variable. Crossings include light volumes of haden and ataulfo varieties.
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