The likelihood of an artichoke purchase remained even with Fresh Trends 2012, at 15%.


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Camposol second quarter sales soar


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Ocean Mist mascot is rodeo fans’ favorite


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Fresh produce highlights Carrabba’s new dishes


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Market Scope - Artichokes — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 4


SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (CA 16-15-15) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 18-24s lower, 12s and 30s slightly lower, 36s generally unchanged. Cartons globe thorned green 12s $10.95-12.55, 18s mostly $11.75-14.85, 24s mostly $10.55-12.95, 30s mostly $6.95-8.95, 36s mostly $6.14-8.95. Quality variable.


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