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.
U.S. strawberry and onion volumes are expected to increase in 2014, but asparagus production should fall.
Robinson Fresh has added Green Giant Fresh-branded asparagus to its product lineup.
Club packs are gaining ground in Peruvian asparagus packaging.
Rising avocado sales and solid asparagus prices were the key drivers for a 55% increase in sales during the second quarter for Camposol Holding Ltd., Lima, Peru.
In an effort to jump-start exports to the U.S. and other markets, Chilean agriculture officials have developed a new technology for shipping asparagus by boat.More Packer Stories for Asparagus
Market Scope - Asparagus — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
PERU — Imports (9-6*-2) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 11-pound cartons bunched green jumbo mostly $22-23, extra-large mostly $21-22, large mostly $21-22, standard mostly $20-21, small mostly $12-13. Quality generally good. *revised.