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.
Industry veteran James Paul has joined Stockton, Calif.-based Grower Direct Marketing LLC as a salesman of the grower-packer-shipper’s asparagus group.
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.More Packer Stories for Asparagus
Market Scope - Asparagus — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
PERU — Imports (29-43*-41) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading active. Prices unchanged. 11-pound cartons bunched green jumbo, extra-large, large and standard mostly $29-30, small mostly $24-25. Quality generally good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO, CALIF., AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (8-6-21) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Pyramid cartons/crates 28-pound bunched green large mostly $30.75-32.75, standard mostly $30.75-32.75, small mostly $20.75-22.75. Extra services included.
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