Mann Packing Co. is launching an 11-ounce vegetable kit, Snap Pea Sensations, in two flavors — Asian Sesame and Mediterranean Style.
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.
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.
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.More Packer Stories for Peas
Market Scope - Peas, green — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (8-9-7) — Imports via boat from Guatemala and Peru. Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices snow peas lower; sugar snap generally unchanged. 10-pound cartons snow peas mostly $10-10.50, sugar snap peas mostly $15-16. Peru 10-pound cartons snow peas mostly $15-16, sugar snap peas mostly $19-21. 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 moderate. Prices lower. 10-pound cartons decalyxed snow $15-18, sugar snap $18-20. Quality variable. *less than 50,000 pounds.