This sweet tropical fruit has a steady following, with 43% of shoppers saying they bought pineapples in the past year, a number even with Fresh Trends 2012.
Del Monte Fresh Produce has agreed to pay $1.2 million to Thai farmworkers to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed against its Hawaii subsidiary by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
The devastating Philippines typhoon will likely have no or little affect on U.S. fruit importers.
Operating income for Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. was almost 74% less in the third quarter this year compared to 2012, but company officials said they are pleased with top line growth and plan to continue to diversify, pointing to recently acquired tomato property in Florida that should be producing by early 2014.
KANNAPOLIS, N.C. — One of the major goals of Dole’s Nutrition Research Laboratory is to prove to consumers how healthy fruits and vegetables are, and director Nick Gillitt has the perfect test subjects: A NASCAR pit crew.
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Market Scope - Pineapple — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (264*-164*-122) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Primarily Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-8s mostly $7.50-8. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-8s mostly $7.50-8.50. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5s mostly $7.50-8, 6-8s mostly $8-8.50. Quality good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (12-10-15 — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late slow. Prices 7s generally unchanged from market high on Nov. 19, others generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer 5-6s mostly $7, 7s $7-8, 8s mostly $7. Quality generally good.