Bell peppers are a consistent favorite for many consumers. While the likelihood of a pepper purchase fell four percentage points from last year, peppers remain the No. 5 vegetable that shoppers select – a trend that’s held true for three years now. Peppers also rank sixth among items that shoppers say they’re buying now that they had not purchased previously.
The Oppenheimer Group, Vancouver, British Columbia, is Produce Distributor of the Year for Canada as part of the Business Excellent Awards for 2014 presented by Acquisitions International magazine.
A new marketing and communications coordinator is on staff at the Ontario Greenhouse Vegetable Growers Association in Leamington.
Pero Family Farms Food Co. LLC is branding mini sweet peppers through a patriotic “Family Grown in the USA” campaign.
The Produce Mom and Nature Fresh Farms, Leamington, Ontario, are partnering on a bell pepper Pinterest contest.
U.S. per capita use of fresh vegetables dipped 5% in 2013 and imports claimed a record share of the total supply, according to new U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates.More Packer Stories for Peppers, Bell
Market Scope - Peppers, bell — F.o.b.s as of July 21
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (80-118-137) — Movement expected about the same. Trading green fairly active at lower prices, red slow. Prices green lower, red much lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large $18.95-20, large mostly $17.95-19, medium mostly $17.95-18, irregular size fairly quality mostly $16.95-17. 15-pound cartons red extra-large and large mostly $10.95-11. 1 1/9-bushel cartons red extra-large and large $18.95-20.95, irregular size fair quality mostly $16.95. Quality generally good.
EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (66-61*-47) — Movement expected to decrease as harvest begins to wind down for the season. Trading slow. Price lower. 1 1/9-bushel cartons green extra-large fair quality $12.35; large $12-14.35. *revised.
SOUTH DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (13-35-31) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices much lower. Unofficial prices red and yellow 15-pound cartons extra-large and large $12.95; 1 1/9-bushel cartons extra-large and large $18.95, irregular size fairly quality $16.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report issued as of July 21.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (18-24-30, greenhouse 11-14-17, field-grown 7-10-13) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices lower. Greenhouse 11-pound cartons jumbo and extra-large red $12-14, yellow and orange mostly $12-12.25. Quality generally good. Supplies in few hands.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-5-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 1 1/9-bushel cartons/crates green jumbo $20; extra-large $20, fair quality $16; large $18; medium $16-16.95.
MICHIGAN — Very light harvest underway with supplies diverted to local markets. Reportable volume was expected the week of July 21. FIRST REPORT.
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