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Marketscope — Fruit f.o.b.s as of June 1

This information, provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, shows week-by-week shipments and f.o.b.s for commodities from shipments for the fresh market.

Summer produce heating up on PMG

Haitian mangoes continued their hold on the No. 1 spot on The Packer's PMG the week of May 25, while cucumbers gained a couple of spots to land at No. 2.

Seasonal produce items enjoy strong start to season

The peaks and valleys of fresh produce sales growth amid COVID-19 appear to have leveled off, with three straight weeks of gains in the high teens.

Northwest cherry suppliers predict busy retail season

Consumers will flock to stores for Northwest cherries, and they will have plenty of choices, marketers say.

Cherries inch their way up on Produce Market Guide

Haitian mangoes maintained their lead on The Packer's PMG the week of May 18, and cherries claimed the second spot.

Superfresh Growers announces Super Cherry label

Yakima, Wash.-based Domex Superfresh Growers has introduced Super Cherry, a jumbo cherry label.

Chelan Fresh Marketing rolls out new packaging

Chelan, Wash.-based Chelan Fresh Marketing is entering its first full season with new cherry packaging, said Tim Evans, general sales manager.

Peak cherry season approaching, but cherry demand goes beyond summer

Retailers generally carry cherries whenever they are available, though the Northwest season is obviously the pinnacle of volume and consumer interest.

Retailers talk packaging preferences for cherries

Cherries come in a variety of pack sizes and styles, and in typical years – coronavirus may change the approach this season – many retailers have worked to present several different options for shoppers.

Building anticipation for cherries among store teams and shoppers

Warm weather means prime time for every produce department, from berries to stone fruit to grapes to the crown jewel of summer: cherries.