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.
Shenandoah Growers Inc. is voluntarily recalling 465 clamshells of cilantro because of possible salmonella contamination.
Twenty-four Colombian exporters are scheduled to attend the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit convention in October.
"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, 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.