Packer Stories

Kroger’s streak continues; organic coming on strong


The Kroger Co. beat Wall Street expectations for the third quarter with profits of $362 million that included double-digit growth in the “natural and organic” food category.

Positive salmonella test leads to cilantro recall


Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.

Colombia exporters to exhibit at PMA


Twenty-four Colombian exporters are scheduled to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention in October.

Be sure ‘pretty as a picture’ considers chill requirements


"The stars — they’re beautiful, aren’t they?” — “Men in Black” I think of this movie line when I see a nice display of new red potatoes on a wet rack.

Shenandoah Growers taps VP


Shenandoah Growers, Harrisonburg, Va., has named Steve Wright vice president of sales and has added facilities in Georgia and Texas.

More Packer Stories for Herbs



Market Scope - Herbs — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8


ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (12-8-6) —

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease slightly below the 5 units shipped the week of Dec. 1. Supplies light. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s $10-11.95. Quality generally good.

IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 17-13-15, shipments AZ 13-10-16, CA 0-1-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices 30s higher, 60s slightly lower. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s $8.45-10.25, 30s mostly $7-8. Quality generally good.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (5-2-4) — Movement of cilantro expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly lower. Cartons bunched 60s mostly $12.85-13.85. Quality generally good.


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