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.
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.
Naturipe Farms is expanding its fresh snack line with two new product blends, mango and blueberry and grape and blueberry. They’re expected to start distribution in November.
New fresh-cut fruit snack cups from the Tom Lange Co. are scheduled to be introduced for nationwide sale under the brand Actual Produce at Fresh Summit.
Kingston Fresh should begin receiving its first Ecuadorean mangoes of the season the week of Oct. 13.More Packer Stories for Mangoes
Market Scope - Mangoes — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14
BRAZIL — Imports (56-62*-59) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading 14s moderate, others very active. Prices 14s slightly lower, 7-8s higher and 12s generally unchanged. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-8s $9.50-10, 9-12s mostly $10, 14s $8-9. Quality generally good. *revised.