The likelihood of a pomegranate purchase increased three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.


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Bins give edge for retail sales


There are plenty of options when it comes to packing and shipping pomegranates, but there’s little doubt what choice California grower-shippers think work best at retail. Michael Solomon, president of Los Angeles-based Pom Wonderful, said branded bins are vital to successful displays.

D.J. Forry shipping new varieties


D.J. Forry Co., Reedley, Calif., has two new early varieties of pomegranates — Rubilee’s and Red Elites.

California pomegranate crop growing to meet demand


It wasn’t that long ago pomegranates were viewed by many U.S. consumers as a holiday decoration, something to be placed in a cornucopia with gourds and thrown away after Thanksgiving.

Ruby Fresh prepared for possibility of Peruvian poms


Production of pomegranates increased by more than 25% in Peru last year, and the South American country’s production grew by more than 40% this year. But to date, Peruvian pomegranates aren’t allowed into the U.S. as whole fruit.

Pom Wonderful planning fall campaign


At the peak of harvest, Los Angeles-based Pom Wonderful ships 350,000 cases of pomegranates — or 10 million pounds of fruit — per week.

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Market Scope - Pomegranates — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (0-3-8) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly active. Cartons two-layer tray pack early foothill 22-24s $36.85-39.85, 26-28s $36.85-39.85, 30-32s $32.85-36.85, 34-36s $28.85-32.85, 40-42s $20.85-24.85. Extra services included.


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