The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.


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Fresno Food Expo offers fresh opportunities


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Sage Fruit, Spider-Man join forces


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Produce companies sue ocean carrier because of cold chain issues


Eight produce companies have filed federal court cases this year seeking more than $280,000 from a New York City shipping company for failing to maintain correct refrigeration temperatures, the most recent involving avocados from Peru.

Consolidation, canneries eat into fresh pear volume


Consolidation continues in the California pear industry, bringing acreage reduction. Combined with the state’s drought and strong cannery demand, that’s taking a bite out of projected fresh volumes for summer.

Mountain pears on track


The bulk of California pears are grown in the Sacramento River Delta, but as the transition to Oregon and Washington nears, the state will see action at higher elevations.

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Market Scope - Pears — F.o.b.s as of July 21


SACRAMENTO AND SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-51*-55) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons wrapped U.S. 1 bartlett 70-80s mostly $32, 90s $29, 100s $26, 110s $24, 120-135s mostly $22. 36-pound cartons tight fill U.S. 1 bartlett 70-80s $28, 90s $25, 100s $22, 110s $20, 120-135s $18, 150s mostly $16-18. Half cartons wrapped U.S. 1 starkrimson 35s $22-24, 40-45s $23-24, 50s $19-20.50, 55s $16-18.50. *revised.

CHILE — Imports (7-1-2) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 18-kilogram containers wrapped packham's triumph 70-80s $14-16, 90s $16-18, 100s $14-16. Quality good.

ARGENTINA — Imports (1-2-**) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices anjou higher, others generally unchanged. 18-kilogram containers wrapped packham's triumph 70-90s $16-18, 100s $14-16; anjou 70-90s $26-28, 100s $24-26; bosc 70-80s $22-24, 90-100s $20-22. Quality good. **unavailable.

YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2014 crop shipments (0-0-0) — Movement expected to begin later the week of July 28 with reportable volume likely by mid-August. FIRST REPORT for 2014 pears.


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