The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Organizzazione Interprofessionale Pera sponsored a tasting event featuring exotic uses of Italy’s Abate Fetel pear.
Fresh produce arrivals through the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., have been delayed amid management claims that a labor slowdown has spread there from Seattle and Tacoma, Wash.
Produce for Kids, Melissa’s Produce, Naturipe, and Stemilt are hosting the #FestiveFlavors Twitter party Nov. 12 at 9 p.m. EST.
Columbia Marketing International, Wenatchee, Wash., has named Kroger veteran Don Patella regional marketing director.
Pear Bureau Northwest has named Kathy Stephenson marketing communications director.More Packer Stories for Pears
Market Scope - Pears — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2014 crop shipments (236*-225*-231, includes exports 79*-79*-78) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices bartlett 110s and anjou 135s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 bartlett 70-90s mostly $24-26; 100s mostly $20-22; 110s $20-22, 120s mostly $18-20, 135s $18-20, 150s $16-18. Anjou 70-90s mostly $24-26; 100s mostly $24; 110s $22-24; 120s $20-22, 135s $20, 150s $18-20. Bosc (mostly standard russet) 70-90s mostly $22-24, 100-110s $20-22, 120s $18-20; fine appearance (including golden russet) 70-90s mostly $28-30, 100s $24-26, 110s mostly $22-24, 120s $20-22. Quality generally good. (*revised)