Produce Market Guide News

Produce Market Guide News

Increase in Mexican avocado imports

U.S. importers are expected to bring in about 2 billion pounds of avocados from Mexico this season — an increase of about 6% over last year.

Pacific Trellis starts shipping premium grape line in December

Nov 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Grapes, #Peru
Pacific Trellis Fruit, Los Angeles, has a new line of Dulcinea brand seedless grapes.
Nov 14, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #Grapes, #Peru

Weather cuts potato acreage, production dips 6%

Growers have fewer potatoes to sell compared with a year ago but they are getting more money for what they do have.

Walmart execs cite strong fresh food performance as key to Q3

Comparable store sales for Walmart U.S. increased 3.2% in the third quarter, and executives described fresh food as key to the growth.

Sampling around the globe set for World Pear Day

Nov 14, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Pears
With pear sampling events spanning the globe, Pear Bureau Northwest will celebrate World Pear Day on Dec. 8.
Nov 14, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce (General), #Pears

Packer 25 — Raina Nelson

Raina Nelson wanted to become a doctor until she found a shortcut that enabled her to accomplish her goal of saving lives without spending years in medical school.

United Fresh opens registration for 2020 show

The association’s convention committee celebrated the opening of registration for the event in San Diego, Calif., the host city for the June 16-19 show.

California lettuce growers expect strong deal

Good growing conditions should result in plenty of high-quality vegetables out of the California desert this winter, grower-shippers say. But rain in Yuma, Ariz., could affect early iceberg lettuce volume.

Federal produce contracts awarded to Texas, New Jersey firms

Federal supply contracts have been awarded to produce firms in Texas and New Jersey.

Longtime Index Fresh CEO Dana Thomas plans to retire

Dana Thomas, CEO of avocado marketer Index Fresh, Riverside, Calif., plans to retire in 2020.