The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Pear Bureau Northwest has named Dave Howald regional marketing manager for the western U.S.
Wenatchee, Wash.-based Columbia Marketing International is expanding pouch bag availability for its Sweet Gourmet Pears program.
Grower-shipper Borton Fruit now uses equipment and products from Birko as part of its overall food safety system for its apple, pear and cherry operation in Yakima, Wash.
Cristie Mather, communications director for Pear Bureau Northwest, is leaving the organization.
Sage Fruit Co. has signed a deal with the Walt Disney Co. for fall apple and pear promotions featuring “Frozen” just as the release of the film’s triple-platinum soundtrack is expected to renew the popularity of the movie’s animated characters.More Packer Stories for Pears
Market Scope - Pears — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2014 crop shipments (71-120-146, includes exports 21-42-50) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 bartlett 70-90s $26-28; 100s $24-26; 110-120s mostly $22; 135s mostly $20-22. Quality generally good.
MENDOCINO LAKE COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (53-54-51) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices bosc golden lower, others generally unchanged. 40-pound cartons wrapped U.S. 1 bartlett 70-80s $24, 90s mostly $23. 36-pound cartons tight fill U.S. 1 bartlett 70-80s mostly $21, 90s mostly $20, 100-110s mostly $19, 120-150s mostly $18. 40-pound cartons wrapped U.S. 1 bosc golden 70-80s $36-38, 90s $32-38, 100s $30-36.
SACRAMENTO AND SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (37-22-27) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. 40-pound cartons wrapped U.S. 1 bartlett 70-80s $22, 90s $20-22. 36-pound cartons tight fill U.S. 1 bartlett 70-80s $18-19, 90s $18.
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