NEW ORLEANS — Mann Packing Co., Salinas, Calif., had several new products to highlight at the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit 2013 Oct. 18-20.
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.
Mann Packing Co. will promote its stringless sugar snap peas at three fall health and fitness expos in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series.
MONTEREY, Calif. — The emerging popularity of button-lock clamshell packs for fresh produce applications is something people can’t seem to keep their mouths buttoned about.
With normal volumes and few weather issues for Central American and Caribbean crops through the first week of December, commerce was influencing the winter deal as much as nature.More Packer Stories for Peas
Market Scope - Peas, green — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (3*-5-7) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 10-pound cartons snow peas $27-28, sugar snap peas mostly $14. Quality variable. *revised. FIRST REPORT for snow peas.
SOUTH AND CENTRAL DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (2-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Prices snow higher, sugar snap lower. Wide range in price. 10-pound cartons snow peas decalyxed $29-36.75, sugar snap peas decalyxed $20-26.85. Quality variable.