The likelihood of an artichoke purchase remained even with Fresh Trends 2012, at 15%.
Late-December freezes in California desert production areas prompted Ocean Mist Farms to ship artichokes under its Frost Kissed label to stores for a limited time.
As the new year rings in, many shoppers will be making resolutions to eat more healthful foods, offering retailers merchandising and promotional opportunities.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles-based World Variety Produce Inc., which markets under the Melissa’s brand, took advantage of its annual Produce Trends and New Products presentation at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit to unveil its newest product offerings and reveal the topic of its next self-published book.
Ocean Mist Farms plans to debut four products at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit as the grower-shipper completes its 90th anniversary year celebration.
Ocean Mist Farms mascot Arti the Artichoke will greet fans at the Monterey County Fair Aug. 29 in Monterey, Calif.More Packer Stories for Artichokes
Market Scope - Artichokes — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF., AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Shipments (CA 2-6-8, crossings MX 2-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Supplies very light. Prices 30s higher, others slightly higher. Cartons globe thorned green 18-24s mostly $30.55-32.11, 30s $30.55-32.11, 36s mostly $30.55. Quality variable.
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