Sales of this summer fruit remain popular, although the likelihood of a nectarine purchase fell four percentage points from last year.
New Jersey is celebrating the arrival of summer peaches through a variety of peach-oriented events and festivals.
Mountain View Fruit Sales, Reedley, Calif., is adding the Non-GMO Project Verified logo to packaging, its website and social media outlets.
Direct Source Marketing is expanding its marketing reach by launching a website that includes new purchasing capabilities.
At least five cases involving labor practices at Fresno, Calif.-based Gerawan Farming Inc. are moving through state and federal courts in California with workers both supporting and challenging the grower, which is asking that a state labor board and a union be stopped from imposing a contract on its employees.
Birko is introducing a product that cleans belts and brushes packinghouses use to apply wax during product packaging.More Packer Stories for Nectarines
Market Scope - Nectarines — F.o.b.s as of July 14
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (138-128-142) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading yellow-flesh active, white-flesh moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Primary yellow-flesh varieties diamond bright and diamond ray. Cartons two-layer tray pack 40s $20.85-22.85, 48-50s mostly $20.85; 25-pound cartons loose 54-56s $18.85-20.85, 60-64s mostly $16.85-17.85, 70-72s $14.85-15.85, 80-84s $11.85-12.85. Primary white-flesh varieties red pearl and majestic pearl cartons two-layer tray pack 48-50s $19.85-22.85, 25-pound cartons loose 56-56s $18.85-20.85, 60-64s mostly $16.85-17.85, 70-72s mostly $14.85-15.85, 80-84s $11.85-12.85. Extra services included.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Volume expected to pick up as harvest gets underway. Reportable volume likely by late July.