Packer Stories

Frieda’s launches ‘scary fruit’ campaign


Frieda’s Inc. wants “to change the way America eats fruits & vegetables” with a scary new campaign.

Coosemans L.A., nonprofit back low-cost retail fruit


Coosemans L.A. Shipping Inc. and its partners have provided about 400 tons of regionally grown specialty produce at below-wholesale prices in four years of support for the nonprofit Los Angeles Food Policy Council, which serves families in need.

Sunkist’s Pixie tangerine on the way


Seasonal starts for Sunkist Growers specialty citrus items continue as shipments of Pixie tangerines are expected to begin in mid-March.

2014 proclaimed ‘Year of the Quince’


California Rare Fruit Growers has declared 2014 the year of the quince.

Frieda’s hits ground running


Wearing team shirts in purple with the slogan “Eat one fruit a day that scares you,” Frieda’s Inc. staff members ran in a 5-kilometer race at Los Alamitos, Calif.

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Market Scope - Market Scope - Persimmons — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9


SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (6-6-6) — Movement expected to decrease seasonally. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer fuyu 20s $9.25-9.75, 22s mostly $9.25; hachiya 15s $10.75-12.75, 16s $10.75-12.75, 17s $9.75-11.75, 18s $9.75-11.75, 20s $7.75-9.75, 22s $7.75-9.75. Extra services included.


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