Two-thirds of all consumers purchased oranges in the past year, up two percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. The citrus was the fifth-most popular fruit this year, up from No. 6 last year.
The Oppenheimer Group is now offering customers fruit from Uruguay.
Despite slight production gains from the previous month, the Sunshine State finished its latest season producing fewer volumes of oranges, grapefruit and tangerines.
Citing a lack of attention paid to organic growers, the U.S. organic industry is launching a campaign to generate funding for organic-focused citrus greening disease research.
Greene River Marketing Inc., has promoted Derek Rodgers, the company’s harvesting supervisor, to North American sales manager.
The resumption of California citrus exports to China is still on hold after a meeting between Chinese and American officials.More Packer Stories for Oranges
Market Scope - Oranges — F.o.b.s as of July 21
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments fairly light — Movement of navel expected to decrease slightly. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons navel shippers first grade 40s $16.80-18.90, 48s mostly $19.80-20.90, 56-138s $20.80-21.90; shippers choice 40s $14.40-14.90, 48s $14.40-16.90, 56s $15.80-16.90, 72s $17.80-18.90, 88s $18.80-19.90, 113-138s $19.80-20.90.
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments moderate — Movement of valencia expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons valencia shippers first grade 48s mostly $17.80-18.90, 56s mostly $16.80-17.90, 72s $16.80-18.90, 88-113s mostly $17.80-18.90, 138s $17.80-19.90; shippers choice 48s $13.80-14.90, 56-72s mostly $14.80-15.90, 88-113s mostly $15.80-17.90, 138s $15.80-18.90.
SOUTH AFRICA — Imports (2-72-73) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices 15-kilogram containers navel cara cara 40-56s $24-26, 64s $22-24, 72s $20-22, 88s $16-18. Quality good.
CHILE — Imports (22-34-64) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 15-kilogram containers navel 40-56s $26-30, 64s $24-28, 72s $22-26, 88s $23-25. Quality good.
PERU — Imports (0-1-2) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Sufficient volume and number of importers to establish a market were expected the week of July 21.
URUGUAY — Imports (0-0*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 15-kilogram containers navel 40-56s $26-30, 64s $24-28, 72s $22-26, 88s $20-22. Quality good. *revised, **unavailable.
AUSTRALIA — Imports (0-0*-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. 16-kilogram cartons, navel 36-56s $32-34, 72s $30-32, 88s $28-30. Quality good. *revised, **unavailable.
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