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.
New research on mangos shows the fruit possesses more than only benefits from vitamins and minerals.
The National Mango Board, Orlando, Fla., has scheduled a free Web seminar for 4 p.m. Eastern on Dec. 4.
Mango importers will have to hustle through the end of the year to find large-sized fruit.
Seven new members were appointed to the National Mango Board by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Tom Vilsack.
The devastating Philippines typhoon will likely have no or little affect on U.S. fruit importers.More Packer Stories for Mangoes
Market Scope - Mangoes — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
ECUADOR — Imports (75*-73*-31) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-8s $7, 9s mostly $5.50-6, 10s mostly $5, 12s mostly $3.50-4, 14s mostly $3. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Price 7-10s slightly lower; others unchanged. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-8s mostly $7, 9s mostly $6.50-7, 10s mostly $5-5.50, 12s mostly $3.50-4, 14s mostly $3. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices 7-8s higher; others generally unchanged. Flat one-layer tommy atkins 7-8s mostly $7.50-8, 9s mostly $7, 10s $5.50-5.75, 12s $4-4.50, 14s $3.50-4. Quality good. *revised.