This fuzzy fruit is a consistent seller. The likelihood of a kiwi purchase was the same as last year, with 26% of shoppers saying they bought the fruit in the past year.
Armed with testimonials from foodservice operators and chefs, the RD Fresh Distributing company took its produce preservation product to the streets this year, literally, with the launch of Transport Fresh for use in refrigerated trucks and trailers.
Kiwifruit markets remain strong heading into November as California and Italian fruit slowly filled an empty pipeline.
For the second straight year, Chile has been hit with unusually cold fall weather, but damage should be much lighter than last year.
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Cuties, the branded mandarins from Pasadena, Calif.-based Sun Pacific, have new friends in the produce department – Mighties brand kiwifruit.
For the second straight year, Chile has been hit with unusually cold fall weather, potentially damaging fruit crops.More Packer Stories for Kiwifruit
Market Scope - Kiwifruit — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (5-4-4) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices generally unchanged. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 27s $18-20, 30s $18-20, 33s $17-20, 36s $17-20.50, 39s $16.85-18.50, 42s $15.85-17, 45s $14.85-16. Extra services included.
ITALY — Imports (18-11*-1) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to increase. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 23-27s $16-18, 30-33s $15-17, 36-39s $14-16, 42-45s $13-15. Quality good. *revised.
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