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 expanding its efforts to educate retailers, importers and handlers on mango best practices through its Ripe and Ready to Eat Program.
Research on analyzing ripeness with the Felix Instruments F-750 produce quality meter was presented at the International Horticultural Congress in Brisbane, Australia.
Rising avocado sales and solid asparagus prices were the key drivers for a 55% increase in sales during the second quarter for Camposol Holding Ltd., Lima, Peru.
Mango importers and officials expect strong demand and good quality as Mexico transitions to Brazil.
The National Mango Board plans to host another mango ripening web seminar for retailers and importers.More Packer Stories for Mangoes
Market Scope - Mangoes — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (90-62-50) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer kent and keitt 6-10s mostly $4.50. Quality and condition variable.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (105-61*-46 )— Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. Flats one-layer keitt 6s mostly $4.50-4.75, 7-10s mostly $4.50-5. Quality variable. Crossings include light volumes of kent variety. *revised
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