More than half of all shoppers purchased sweet corn in the past year, although the likelihood of purchase fell four percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. Affluence and age were clear factors in corn purchases. The likelihood of purchase increased according to income for the fifth straight year, and the older a consumer the more likely they were to buy corn.
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Market Scope - Corn — F.o.b.s as of July 21
CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (157-80-75) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices white higher, yellow generally unchanged. Cartons 4 dozen minimum white mostly $14.95, yellow $15.95-16.95. Quality generally good.
SOUTHWEST INDIANA AND SOUTHEAST ILLINOIS — Shipments (6-59-64) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Prices higher. Unofficial prices from industry sources cartons/crates 4 dozen minimum bicolor mostly $11-11.50. Some sales at previously committed prices. No daily f.o.b. shipping point prices issued as of July 21. Quality variable.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (513-242-40) — No shipments expected as shippers are finished for the season. LAST REPORT.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (0-0-3) — Movement expected to increase. Current supplies in too few hands to establish a market. The first f.o.b. shipping point prices were expected the week of July 21.
NEW YORK — Initial harvest expected to get underway later in the period. FIRST REPORT.
EASTERN VIRGINIA — Shipments light — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly active Prices higher. Wirebound crates 4 dozen minimum yellow mostly $12.70, white mostly $11.70, bicolor mostly $12.70.
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