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.
The National Mango Board is planning a Dec. 10 web seminar as it prepares for the new year.
The National Mango Board named Rachel Muñoz as its new director of marketing.
A periodic review of the mango promotion order by the U.S. Department of Agriculture concludes there is a continued need for the order.
Four new members are among the six members of the National Mango Marketing Board appointed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Mediterranean fruit fly has been eradicated from Mexico.More Packer Stories for Mangoes
Market Scope - Mangoes — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
ECUADOR — Imports (19-56*-25) — Imports via boat. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-9s mostly $6, 10s $5-5.50, 12s mostly $4.50-5, 14s mostly $4-4.50. Ports of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-8s mostly $8-8.25, 9s mostly $7.50, 10s mostly $7, 12s mostly $6-6.50, 14s mostly $4.50-5. Quality generally good. *revised.
ECUADOR AND FEW BRAZIL — Imports (55-34-20) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-8s mostly $6, 9s mostly $5.50-6, 10s mostly $4.50-5, 12s mostly $4.50-4.75, 14s $3.50-3.75.