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.
Just in time to catch the back-to-school wave, Bolthouse Farms plans to launch in August a line of seven new products called Bolthouse Farms Kids line.
The National Mango Board wants to encourage more retail produce managers to sign up for its Mango Mover retail newsletter.
Part of a yearlong tour of leading U.S. mango importing port cities, the National Mango Board is scheduling a series of industry educational meetings.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service is reviewing the Mango Promotion, Research, and Information Order. Federal law — called the Regulatory Flexibility Act — requires all agencies to review regulations over a period of ten years and revise those that are duplicative, excessively burdensome to small entities, or no longer necessary.
Irradiation offers grower-shippers different options than hot water baths, according to Arved Deecke, founder of the Benebion irradiation facility in Matehuala, Mexico.More Packer Stories for Mangoes
Market Scope - Mangoes — F.o.b.s as of July 14
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (162-109-131) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices ataulfo 14s lower, ataulfo 18s and tommy atkins generally unchanged, others higher. Flats one-layer kent 6s mostly $4.25-4.50, 8-12s mostly $4.50; tommy atkins 6-12s mostly $4-4.50; ataulfo 14s mostly $6.50, 16s mostly $6, 18s mostly $4.50-5, 20s $4-5, 22s mostly $4. Quality variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (97-84-78) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer tommy atkins 7-9s mostly $4-5, 10s mostly $4-4.50; kent 7-10s mostly $4.50-5; ataulfo (light supplies) 14s mostly $6.50-7, 16s mostly $6, 18s $5-6. Quality and condition variable.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (12-6-5) — Imports via boat from Haiti. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Flat one-layer francis (francine) 8-12s $8.50-9. Quality good.
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