Salinas, Calif.-based Mann Packing will celebrate the company’s 75th year in business and highlight two products in the new products showcase at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit in Anaheim in of the Salinas Valley Grower Shipper Pavilion.
Mann Packing Co. and the Produce Mom are promoting the Salinas, Calif.-based grower-shipper’s snap pea kits, part of a new partnership.
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.More Packer Stories for Peas
Market Scope - Peas, green — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (5-4-3) — Imports via boat and air from Peru and Guatemala. Movement expected to increase from Guatemala, while Peru movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 10-pound cartons snow peas mostly $15-16, sugar snap peas mostly $25-26. Guatemala 10-pound cartons snow peas $12-13. Quality generally 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 higher. 10-pound cartons decalyxed snow mostly $17-21, sugar snap mostly $24-29. Quality variable. *less than 50,000 pounds.