This king of salad vegetables is popular across the board. At least 50% of consumers in every demographic group bought lettuce in the past year, with the exception of single shoppers. Consumers with three or more children at home comprised the group most likely to buy lettuce overall.
Baker Farms LLC, a south Georgia grower-shipper of leafy greens, is entering the fresh-cut processing business.
A Finland study confirms what may seem like common sense: Noroviruses are easily transferred to ready-to-eat foods via foodservice workers’ handling.
Sweet Tomatoes and Souplantation restaurants are promoting a new quinoa and feta salad, available through the end of August, to provide consumers with fresh and trendy ingredients, said Kari Nagel, a spokeswoman for the San Diego-based soup, salad bar and bakery concepts.
Knight Management Inc., a south Florida grower-shipper of sweet corn and green beans, plans to sell its operations to a sugar processing company.
Bob Antle, board co-chairman of Salinas, Calif.-based grower-shipper Tanimura & Antle, died Aug. 3. He was 78.More Packer Stories for Lettuce
Market Scope - Lettuce, other — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (47-45-50) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 46 units shipped the week of Aug. 11. Trading green leaf moderate, others fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons 24s green leaf mostly $10.50-11.55, red leaf mostly $6.35-7.56, boston mostly $6.45-7.64. Quality generally good.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 4 units shipped the week of Aug. 11. Trading green leaf active, red leaf moderate. Prices green leaf higher, red leaf lower. Cartons 24s green leaf $11.85-12.85, red leaf $6.95-7.95. Quality variable.
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