The likelihood of an asparagus purchase slipped one percentage point from last year, but the stalks were the No. 3 “new” item that consumers listed as one they were buying now that they did not buy previously.
The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association recently announced the new leaders of their board. Brian Miller of Los Angeles-based Gourmet Trading Co. and Walter Yager of Miami-based Alpine Fresh were elected co-chairman of the association.
Giumarra Borquez LLC, the asparagus arm of The Giumarra Cos., forecasts bigger fall and winter shipments this year out of Sonora and completed housing and school projects for farm workers in October.
Gourmet Trading Co. is introducing a tray and flow-wrapped asparagus product.
Los Angeles-based Progressive Produce has named Cruz Carrera sales manager in its asparagus department.
Los Angeles based asparagus and blueberry distributor the Gourmet Trading Company hired Caylan Gingerich as its new East Coast procurement director.More Packer Stories for Asparagus
Market Scope - Asparagus — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9
PERU — Imports (48-34*-6) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading active for limited supply. 11-pound cartons bunched green open market supply in too few hands to establish to quote. Most sales filing prior commitments. Quality generally good. *revised.