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 Dec. 8
ITALY — Imports (20-15-31) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Ports of entry: Philadelphia and New York. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 23-25s $18-20, 27s $16-18, 30-36s $15-16, 39s $14-16, 42s $13-15, 45s $12-13. Quality good.
CENTRAL AND NORTHERN DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (5-7-5) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 9-kilogram (19.8-pound) containers loose hayward 27s mostly $22.50, 30s mostly $21.50, 33s mostly $21, 36s mostly $19.50, 39s $16.85-18.50, 42s $15.85-17, 45s $15.85-16. Extra services included.