The likelihood of a pomegranate purchase increased three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
Eight school districts nationwide have added Ruby Fresh’s 2-ounce pomegranate aril snack cups to their lunch menus.
New fresh-cut fruit snack cups from the Tom Lange Co. are scheduled to be introduced for nationwide sale under the brand Actual Produce at Fresh Summit.
Though Georgia’s pomegranate industry is in its infancy, a group of growers is working to increase production to meet future demand.
A trio of citrus and import sales veterans has started Classic Harvest, an importer and grower-shipper of citrus and grapes.
Ruby Fresh will showcase a new pomegranate aril package at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention in October.More Packer Stories for Pomegranates
Market Scope - Pomegranates — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (6-3-5) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons two-layer tray pack wonderful 22-24s $23.85-24.85, 26-28s mostly $21.85-22.85, 30-32s $19.95-22.85, 34-36s mostly $17.85, 40-42s $14.85-16.85. Some shippers have finished for the season. Extra services included.