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.
Peter Klimczak has joined Los Angeles-based Crystal Valley West Inc. as the company’s general manager.
Peruvian asparagus importers hope to bounce back from overpricing in November that led to low retail demand for Thanksgiving.
Earthcycle trays are now being produced in Canada.
The Produce Marketing Association’s annual Fresh Summit convention will feature a strong contingent from the Peruvian asparagus industry.
The asparagus grower partner of The Giumarra Cos. recently completed construction of dental and optometry centers for its employees and their family members.More Packer Stories for Asparagus
Market Scope - Asparagus — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
PERU — Imports (90-39*-23) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly active. Prices higher. 11-pound cartons bunched green jumbo $21-22, extra-large $21-22, large mostly $21.75-22.75, standard mostly $21.75-22.75, small $16-18. Quality generally good. *revised.