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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.

Giumarra Cos. introduces 3 DulceVida nectarines

The Giumarra Cos., Los Angeles, is introducing three premium nectarines under its DulceVida brand.

California stone fruit companies Gerawan, Wawona merge

California stone fruit companies Gerawan Farming Inc., Fresno, and Wawona Packing Co. LLC, Cutler, have merged.

Produce Perspective — Stone Fruit Season Update

Brianna Shales, communications manager for Wenatchee, Wash.-based Stemilt Growers, stopped by The Packer’s offices recently and provided an update on the stone fruit season.

Sun World appoints Marguleas CEO, expands fruit research

David Marguleas is the new CEO of Sun World International, succeeding Merrill Dibble, who takes on a new role at parent company Renewable Resources Group.

Stemilt peach and nectarine harvest underway

Stemilt Growers was in the third week of harvest of Artisan Organics peaches and nectarines in early August and will have supply well into September.

Millennials Eat — Stone Fruit!

How many shoppers can tell a peach from a nectarine from an apricot from a plum — and what happens when you throw plumcots and apriums and other hybrids into the mix?

Retail Price Report — Nectarines

According to U.S. Marketing Services data, which samples four retail chains in eight markets across the country, the average per-pound price for yellow-flesh nectarines was $2.22 on July 10.

Stemilt ready for Artisan Organics peach, nectarines

Stemilt Growers, Wenatchee, Wash., will be shipping Artisan Organics brand peaches and nectarines soon, with the season beginning in mid-July.