Packer Stories

Mann Packing rolls out snap pea kits


Mann Packing Co. is launching an 11-ounce vegetable kit, Snap Pea Sensations, in two flavors — Asian Sesame and Mediterranean Style.

Vega Produce names sales manager


Lloyd Rosen, a retail, wholesaling and brokerage sales veteran, has left retirement and now heads sales for a Miami-based grower-shipper of Central American specialty and ethnic-oriented produce.

Early Chinese New Year bodes well for shippers of fresh produce


Grower-shippers and industry officials look forward to strong demand for a range of fresh fruits and vegetables for Chinese New Year 2014, the Year of the Horse.

Mann Packing launches vegetable chop salad kits


NEW ORLEANS — Mann Packing Co., Salinas, Calif., had several new products to highlight at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit 2013 Oct. 18-20.

Marketer of the Year is second-generation winner


NEW ORLEANS – Proving that family roots run deep in the produce industry, Lorri Koster earned the Marketer of the Year award from The Packer 29 years after her father won the same award at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in 1984.

More Packer Stories for Peas



Market Scope - Peas, green — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 8


CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (5-4-5) — Imports via boat and air from Peru. Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. 10-pound cartons 10-pound cartons snow peas mostly $24.50-25.50, sugar snap peas mostly $27-28. Quality good.

SOUTH AND CENTRAL CALIFORNIA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings and shipments light* — Movement expected about the same. Trading sugar snap active, snow fairly active. Supplies very light. Prices sugar snap much higher. 10-pound cartons decalyxed snow $13-16.95, sugar snap mostly $29-30. Quality variable. *less than 50,000 pounds.


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