The likelihood of a pear purchase fell five percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
USA Pears, Milwaukie, Ore., has released four summer recipes designed for beginning- to intermediate-level cooks with easy-to-find ingredients.
Anjou pear volumes were 24% higher in the last quarter of 2013 than in the same quarter the year before.
It’sFresh! Inc., is seeing increasing increased retailer acceptance of an ethylene-reducing product that helps extend the freshness of produce and reduces food waste.
Awe Sum Organics Inc., has received Green Business certification.
Stemilt Growers Inc., is helping shoppers celebrate Valentine’s Day.More Packer Stories for Pears
Market Scope - Pears — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
CHILE — Imports (3-10-16) — Imports by boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Current supplies continue to be sold prior to arrival.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (192-205-183, includes exports 64-73-55) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. 4/5-bushel cartons wrapped U.S. 1 anjou 70-110s mostly $22-24, 120s mostly $22, 135s $20-22; bosc (generally standard russet) 70-90s mostly $22-24, 100-120s $18-20; fine appearance (generally golden russet) 70-90s mostly $26, 100-120s $20-22. Quality generally good.