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Eastern Cantaloupe Growers Association launches Flavor of Sunshine Campaign for 2021

- General News
The Eastern Cantaloupe Growers Association (ECGA), a leading food safety and advocacy group for Eastern Cantaloupe growers in the Midwest and eastern U.S., has announced the launch of its Flavor of Sunshine campaign to support the 2021 Eastern Cantaloupe season.

Del Monte to relaunch MAG.nificent Melon

- General News
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc., one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables, is excited to announce the relaunch of its MAG.nificent Melon.

ProduceIQ: The coming of Spring thaws frozen demand

- Analysis
Following the cold, long days of winter, the coming of spring invites optimism for increased demand in fresh produce.

Meijer recalls cantaloupe products due to Salmonella risk

- General News
Meijer, in conjunction with Eagle Produce, LLC in Aguila, AZ, is announcing a voluntary recall of whole cantaloupe and select cut cantaloupe fruit trays and bowls.

Domestic cantaloupes going stronger after rough spring import season

- General News
July typically marks the start of Central California’s cantaloupe season, and hopes are high for a better season than spring.

Markon Crops Report: Vegetable prices remain high as cantaloupes transition

- General News
Weather problems continue to affect California vegetables, and increasing foodservice demand is causing some prices to rise.

Markon Crops Report: Salinas heat raises prices

- General News
The heat in the Salinas, CA, area is affecting crops there, lowering volumes and causing prices to rise.

Markon Crop Report: Domestic supplies taking over

- General News
Domestic supplies of many crops will continue to ramp up now that we’re on the cusp of June.

Pandemic strangles strong cantaloupe season

- General News
Imported cantaloupes saw strong volumes and a rising market until a mid-March crash caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prices seem to have stabilized my mid-April as cantaloupes transition from imports to domestic supplies in the next month.

Sol Group enters production and marketing of summer melons

- General News
By entering the summer season, Sol is now able to offer a year-round supply of melons and consolidates its leading position in the melon category.