The likelihood of a plum purchase dropped eight percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012, although the purple fruit still remains in the top 20 favorite fruits.
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Plans to consolidate four Washington state tree fruit trade groups into one are moving forward, with the hopes of having a new organization in place by the start of the 2014 harvest.
Importers continue to weigh the possible effects a series of freezes in Chile in September could have on exports to North America.
Sunsweet Growers Inc. is introducing a line of ingredients derived from its Amazing Plum line of dried plums.
After a successful year as president of Sunsweet Growers, Dane Lance will take on the additional leadership role as the company’s new chief executive officer. His CEO responsibilities took effect on Oct. 6.
(UPDATED COVERAGE, Oct. 10) A series of September freezes has likely caused significant damage to several Chilean fruit crops.More Packer Stories for Plums/Prunes
Market Scope - Plums — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 23
CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (60-52-30) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. 28-pound cartons loose angeleno 30-35s mostly $19.55-21.55, 40-45s mostly $17.55-19.55, 50-55s mostly $17.55, 60-65s mostly $13.55-14.55; interspecific-type black kat 30-35s $18.55-20.55, 40-45s $16.55-18.55, 60-65s $12.55-14.55. Extra services included.