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.
A pineapple trade group is criticizing the time X-ray examinations of product are taking at the Port of Los Angeles.
An 11% increase in net sales for the second quarter of 2014 has officials with Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. expressing optimism about efforts to diversify, even though the company’s fresh-cut business posted declines for the third straight quarter.
Just in time to catch the back-to-school wave, Bolthouse Farms plans to launch in August a line of seven new products called Bolthouse Farms Kids line.
The Diamond State Port Corp. and Chiquita Brands have agreed Chiquita will continue to use the Port of Wilmington as its mid-Atlantic distribution hub for the next five years.
David Murdock continues to reorganize and realign Dole Food Co. Inc., divesting minority interest in the French holding company for Compagnie Fruitière Group after a 21-year partnership.More Packer Stories for Pineapple
Market Scope - Pineapple — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (375-307-257) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Primarily Costa Rica, Ecuador and Honduras. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-6s mostly $12-13, 7s mostly $11-12, 8s mostly $10-11. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-7s mostly $12-13, 8s mostly $9-10. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-6s mostly $12-13, 7s mostly $11-12, 8s $9-10. Quality good. *revised.
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