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.
With more acres, warehouse space and new equipment in place, E.W. Brandt & Sons is making a new marketing push for its RemBrandt Masterpiece Fruit brand.
Chilean stone fruit shipments to the U.S. will likely be significantly lower this season, though promotions are still possible later in the deal.
Police special forces entered a Chilean port where workers are striking Jan. 13.
A strike at a major Chilean port could affect fruit exports to the U.S.
Fruit losses from freezes in Chile in September could be less than first thought.More Packer Stories for Plums/Prunes
Market Scope - Plums — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
CHILE — Imports (16-33-37) — Imports by boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Carton two-layer tray pack angeleno 50s $24-26; blackamber 40s $22-26, 50s $20-24, 60s $16-18; fortune 50s $20-22, 60s $18-20; friar 40s mostly $26, 50s $24-26, 60s $20-22; larry anne 40s mostly $26, 50s $24-26, 60s $20-22. 9-kilogram containers loose angeleno 60s $22-24, 70s $20-22. Carton two-layer tray pack interspecific-type blue gusto 60s $20, 80s $16-18, 90s $16-18. Quality good.