Sales of this summer fruit remain popular, although the likelihood of a nectarine purchase fell four percentage points from last year.
Capespan Group Ltd. has named a new chairman.
The 2013 Peach Buyers Guide has been dedicated to Steve Riccelli by the Glassboro, N.J.-based New Jersey Peach Promotion Council for his work in the peach industry.
DJ Forry is launching California Summer Fruit Trio, a 2-pound package of smaller sized peaches, plums and nectarines for children.
The Reedley, Calif.-based produce marketer is introducing the product under its Forry’s Finest label to coincide with the start of stone fruit season.
Grower-shippers reported strong demand for high-quality California stone fruit in the second half of May.
Derrick Bender is now vice president of new business development for Fowler Packing, a grower-packer-shipper of stone fruit, table grapes and clementines in Fowler, Calif.More Packer Stories for Nectarines
Market Scope - Nectarines — F.o.b.s as of June 10
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (59-78-126) — Movement expected to increase. Trading 60-64s and 70-72s fairly slow, others moderate. Prices lower. Primary yellow-flesh varieties zee fire and red roy. Cartons two-layer tray pack yellow-flesh varieties 44s $22.55-24.55, 48-50s $20.55-22.55, 54-56s mostly $18.55; 25-pound cartons loose 60-64s mostly $16.55, 70-72s mostly $12.55-13.55, 80-84s mostly $10.55. Extra services included.