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Carl Collen

BY CARL COLLEN

NW cherry 'demand ahead of supply'

June shipments came in at 11m boxes, up 2m boxes on early season projections

NW cherry 'demand ahead of supply'

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The latest Northwest Cherry crop update has revealed that this year's shipped crop to date came to 15.69 20lb-equivalent boxes, with July maintaining a daily shipping average in July of 520,545 boxes, a record for the period.

According to NW Cherry Growers, the initial monthly shipment total for June came in at 11m boxes, about 2m more than early season projections.

"Incredible sweet cherries are streaking out of the Northwest to points around the world while our growers move through their blocks as quickly as quality allows," the group noted. Yet still, demand is running firmly ahead of supply. 

"The consumer demand placed on cherries that have been delivering such high quality this season will only be increased by the results of their two week, on-going run as the most advertised fruit in the country."

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