Carrots remain a top contender in the vegetable category, in fact, the orange root maintained its place as the fourth most-popular vegetable.
Mike Illum has succeeded Bill Levisay as chief customer officer at Bolthouse Farms.
Hungenberg Produce Inc. started its carrot season in Colorado July 15 after a busy winter and spring spent upgrading its machinery and shipping facility.
Health officials say there is no conclusive evidence that food from Applebee’s restaurants in Minnesota is linked to an E. coli outbreak, but the restaurants have switched suppliers for some foods after temporarily removing some fresh produce items from menus.
Just in time to catch the back-to-school wave, Bolthouse Farms plans to launch in August a line of seven new products called Bolthouse Farms Kids line.
Vega Produce LLC, a grower-shipper and importer of Central American and Caribbean fruits and vegetables, is expanding into fresh-cut produce.More Packer Stories for Carrots
Market Scope - Carrots — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
KERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (133-134-136) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices jumbo higher, others generally unchanged. 48 1-pound film bags in sacks medium-large mostly $12-13, 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $11.40-12, 25-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $5.70-6. Baby peeled 30 1-pound film bags $18-18.75. Organic film bags in sacks medium-large 48 1-pound, 24 2-pound and 10 5-pound $20-24.35. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (43-40-28) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 50-pound sacks loose jumbo mostly $8-8.50. Quality variable.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-2-3) — Movement expected to increase as more growers begin harvesting. Current supplies are very light and in too few hands to establish a market. The first f.o.b. report was expected the week of Aug. 18.