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.
Wendy’s International Inc., is introducing two salads that feature additional fresh vegetables and is also updating its garden side salad.
BELLE GLADE, Fla. — A series of late January freezes that hammered south Florida sweet corn and green beans tightened supplies and sent prices higher than normal.
South Florida growers are recovering from January freezes that are increasing prices for sweet corn and green beans.
Gill Corn Farms Inc., has closed and sold its operations to a foundation for use in a sustainable agriculture project.
Wholesalers and retailers are capitalizing on the booming Hispanic population in Texas.More Packer Stories for Corn
Market Scope - Corn — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (79-81-93) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wirebound crates 4-4½ dozen yellow $14.40-16.40, white $16.40. Bicolor $14.40-16.40. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (36-56-44) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. Cartons 4-4½ dozen white mostly $10-11, yellow mostly $12-12.95. Quality variable.