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 new and larger capacity class of shipping vessels is calling on the Port of Philadelphia.
The board of Chiquita Brands International Inc. unanimously approved an offer from Brazilian firms that will make the banana giant a wholly-owned subsidiary of the foreign companies while leaving it incorporated in New Jersey.
Port Manatee plans to start direct, weekly service to Mexico that is touted as being the quickest from the U.S. Gulf to Mexico.
Several fresh produce items are among more than 130 products under recall by SunBurst Foods, Goldsboro, N.C., because of possible listeria contamination.
Gilroy, Calif.-based Spinaca Farms Inc. has a new label, La Colline Organics.More Packer Stories for Pineapple
Market Scope - Pineapples — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 27
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (367*-428*-179) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Primarily Costa Rica, Ecuador and Honduras. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading active. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5s $9.50-10.50, 6s-7s $10-11, 8s mostly $11-12. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading active. Prices 8s higher; others generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5s $9.50-11.25, 6-7s mostly $10-11, 8s mostly $11-12. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading active. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5s $10-11, 6-7s mostly $10-11, 8s mostly $11-12. Quality good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (9-13-7) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer 5s $8.50-9, 6-7s mostly $8.50-9, 8s mostly $8. Quality generally good.