Packer Stories

Fresh Origins names sales manager


John Freitas has been named national sales manager at Fresh Origins LLC, San Marcos, Calif., a new position at the company.

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.

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Market Scope - Herbs — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 12


IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 12-13-14, shipments AZ 14-8-21, CA 1-1-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $20.45-21.65, 30s mostly $13.45-14.55. Quality generally good.

ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (6-6-7) —

OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 4 units shipped the week of Jan. 5. Trading active. Supplies light. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s $21.75-26.95, 30s $12.75-14.95. Quality generally good.

LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (3-4-5) — Movement of cilantro expected about the same. Trading active at slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. Cartons bunched 60s mostly $12.85. Quality generally good.


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