The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Sage Fruit Co. has renewed its sponsorship of NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.’s racing organization, JR Motorsports.
While Republicans in Congress are likely to ignore most of President Obama’s proposals in his State of the Union address, trade promotion could be the exception.
Using technology to increase efficiencies in managing inventory and ending the paper chase on the sales desk is the goal for Sam Godwin, chief information officer for Chelan, Wash.-based Chelan Fresh Marketing.
Pear Bureau Northwest is sponsoring a retail display contest featuring cash prizes up to $1,000.
Importers of Chilean stone fruit expect a strong rebound from last season’s freeze-damaged crops.More Packer Stories for Pears
Market Scope - Pears — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2014 crop shipments (164-222-216, includes exports 50-66-74) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices anjou 70-90s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 anjou 70-90s mostly $22-24, 100s $22-24, 110-120s mostly $22, 135s $20-22, 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 $26-28, 100s $24-26, 110s mostly $22-24, 120s $20-22. Quality generally good.
CHILE — Imports (0-0-0) — Imports via boat. Movement was expected to increase with first arrivals expected the week of Jan. 26. FIRST REPORT.
ARGENTINA — Imports (0-0-0) — Imports via boat. Movement was expected to increase with first arrivals expected the week of Jan. 26. FIRST REPORT.