A pineapple and melon fruit chunker from Atlas Pacific Engineering Co., has been nominated as a Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2015 by Messe Berlin.
The departure of the National Watermelon Promotion Board’s longtime director of marketing, Gordon Hunt, prompted a staff reorganization.
Kingston Fresh’s south Florida cold storage operation has achieved a high food safety score.
Ayco Farms Inc. has named a vice president of its West Coast division.
Higher attendance and new educational session topics are planned for the 2015 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference in Savannah, Ga.More Packer Stories for Melons
Market Scope - Melons — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (24-29-24) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Unofficial prices 2/3 cartons hami 5-6s $10.95-13.25, orange-flesh, galia, juan canary and santa claus 5-6s $8.45-10.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of Aug. 18 because of supplies in few hands.