As the new year rings in, many shoppers will be making resolutions to eat more healthful foods, offering retailers merchandising and promotional opportunities.
Kalettes — a hybrid of kale and brussels sprouts — is expected to gain broader distribution soon, though production is not yet up to full capacity.
Beachside Produce LLC expects strong winter holiday demand for two of its top vegetables.
Salad Savoy Corp. highlighted its kale sprouts at a recent foodservice show.
Six growers and marketers Kalettes will be available to discuss the kale and brussels sprouts hybrid at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit Oct. 17-19 in Anaheim, Calif.More Packer Stories for Brussels Sprouts
Market Scope - Brussels sprouts — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (14-17-23) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. 25-pound cartons medium mostly $30-32.50. Quality variable.
CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (10-13-9) — Movement expected to decrease sharply as most shippers are done for the season. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Light shipments expected to continue with most shipments transferred to desert shipping points for consolidation. LAST REPORT.
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