These healthful green florets consistently rank in the top 10 vegetables in Fresh Trends surveys. This year the likelihood of a broccoli purchase fell six percentage points from last year.
MONTEREY, Calif. – Tom Church, partner in Salinas-based Church Brothers, has won The Packer’s 2014 Foodservice Achievement Award.
Fresh Express plans to launch a Shredded Broccoli and Cauliflower salad Aug. 21.
Church Bros., LLC, Salina, Calif., recently launched three new salad blends for the foodservice industry.
U.S. per capita use of fresh vegetables dipped 5% in 2013 and imports claimed a record share of the total supply, according to new U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates.
A new packaging film from BrimaPack that promises to increase shelf life for broccoli and cauliflower and reduce shrink for retailers by up to 50% is scheduled to be featured at the United Fresh Produce Association show June 10-13 in Chicago.More Packer Stories for Broccoli
Market Scope - Broccoli — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (96-89-78) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 54 units shipped the week of Aug. 11. Trading crown cut active, bunched fairly active. Available supplies very light. Prices much higher. Cartons bunched 14s mostly $14.25-16.50, 18s mostly $14.56-17, 20-pound loose crown cut mostly $18.14-20.35. Quality variable. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (36-40*-55) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late active. Prices much higher. 20-pound cartons loose crown cut mostly $16-18. Quality and condition variable. *revised
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 24 units shipped the week of Aug. 11. Trading early fairly active, late active. Supplies light. Prices much higher. Cartons bunched 14s $13.95-16, 18s $14.45-16.50, 20-pound loose crown cut $20-22.25. Quality generally good.
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