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.
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.
Under a new proposal, kiwifruit imported from Chile would not have to be fumigated with methyl bromide.
New fresh-cut fruit snack cups from the Tom Lange Co. are scheduled to be introduced for nationwide sale under the brand Actual Produce at Fresh Summit.
Many companies say the kiwifruit category is likely to grow in variety as more consumers become interested in special offerings.More Packer Stories for Kiwifruit
Market Scope - Kiwifruit — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-3) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Light shipments have begun with most shippers expecting to begin harvesting the week of Oct. 13. f.o.b. expected to begin on or around Oct. 22. No f.o.b. issued as of Oct. 14. FIRST REPORT.
CHILE — Imports (4-1-0) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to decrease. Port of entry: Los Angeles. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 23s $25, 25-27s $24-25, 30s $23-24, 33s $22-23, 36s $21-22, 39s $20-21, 42s $19-20, 45s $18-19. Quality good. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 23-25s $24-26, 27s $23-25, 30s $22-24, 33s $21-23, 36s $20-22, 39s $19-21, 42s $17-19, 45s $16-18. Quality good.