The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Pear Bureau Northwest is launching a print ad campaign for USA Pears in Bon Appétit, Cooking Light, Every Day with Rachael Ray, Weight Watchers Magazine, and Food Network Magazine.
Publix Super Markets got it done when it comes to pear merchandising. The Lakeland, Fla.-based retailer implemented a new strategy for pear merchandising that resulted in a substantial increase in pear sales and volume over the past year, which garnered it the 2014 Pear Retailer of the Year honor from the Pear Bureau Northwest.
Dan Symms, an executive at Caldwell, Idaho-based fruit grower-shipper Symms Fruit Ranch, died Oct. 7 of cancer. He was 52.
Italian producers of abate fetel pears plan to exhibit their fruit at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention Oct. 17-19 in Anaheim, Calif.
A trio of citrus and import sales veterans has started Classic Harvest, an importer and grower-shipper of citrus and grapes.More Packer Stories for Pears
Market Scope - Pears — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — 2014 crop shipments (205-221-223, includes exports 80-77-83) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices anjou 120s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 bartlett 70-90s mostly $24-26; 100s $22-24; 110s mostly $22-24, 120-135s mostly $18-20, 150s $16-18. Anjou 70-90s mostly $26-28; 100s $24-26; 110s $22-24; 120-135s $20-22. Anjou (mostly standard russet) 70-90s mostly $22-24, 100-110s $20-22, 120s $20; fine appearance (including golden russet) 70-90s mostly $28-30, 100-110s $24-26, 120s $22-24. FIRST REPORT for 2014 bosc. Quality generally good.
MENDOCINO LAKE COUNTY, CALIF. — Shipments (41-25-22) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Too few open market sales to establish a market. Light shipments will continue through early November. LAST REPORT.