The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Wenatchee, Wash.-based McDougall & Sons Inc. has begun construction of a storage, distribution and packing facility in two phases, the first expected to open around Sept. 1.
Officials at the Oppenheimer Group say the Taylor’s Gold pears from New Zealand this season are possibly the best ever.
Columbia Marketing International Corp. has promoted longtime marketing executive Bob Mast to president.
TORONTO — The Oppenheimer Group’s latest offering almost didn’t make it to the Canadian Produce Marketing Association Convention and Expo.
Allegra Jimenez, a culinary student representing British Columbia, won the national finals for The 2013 USA Pears Pear Excellence Canadian Culinary Student Recipe Competition on April 16.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2012 crop shipments (71-71-67, includes exports 22-16-23) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 anjou 70-100s $26-28; 110-135s mostly $26; 150s $22. Quality generally good.
CHILE — Imports (33-39-20) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase slightly. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 18-kilogram containers wrapped bartlett 60-70s mostly $26, 80-90s $24-26, 100s $22-24, 110s $20-22, 120s $18-20; packham's triumph 80-90s $28-30, 100s $26-28; bosc 60s $28-30, 70s $31-33, 80s $30-32, 90s $28-30, 100s $26-28, 110s $24-26. Quality good.
ARGENTINA — Imports (106*-0-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same as April 29 to May 12. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 18-kilogram containers wrapped bosc 60s $26-28, 70-80s $28-30, 90s $26-28, 100s $24-26, 110s $22-24. Quality good. *revised.