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 new and larger capacity class of shipping vessels is calling on the Port of Philadelphia.
As part of its national meetings, the National Mango Board is scheduling a domestic industry meeting in Nogales, Ariz., for Oct. 29.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Naturipe Farms LLC, Salinas, hopes to move the blueberry industry toward using a 1-pound clamshell as its base pack, similar to the way the strawberry industry moved out of pint baskets to 1-pounders several years ago.
Port Manatee plans to start direct, weekly service to Mexico that is touted as being the quickest from the U.S. Gulf to Mexico.
Gilroy, Calif.-based Spinaca Farms Inc. has a new label, La Colline Organics.More Packer Stories for Mangoes
Market Scope - Mangoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 27
BRAZIL — Imports (58-41*-70) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-9s $9-9.50, 10s $8.50-9, 12s $8-8.50, 14s $7-7.50. Quality generally good. *revised.