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.
SAN DIEGO — After a career that began as a retail clerk at Safeway and lead to leadership at Dole Fresh Fruit Co., Mike Cavallero was awarded The Packer’s 2013 Produce Man for All Seasons Award.
Editor Greg Johnson presented Cavallero the award May 16 during the morning general session at United Fresh 2013.
"True or False: Genetically modified fruits and vegetables will be commonplace in 10 years in the U.S. fresh produce market.”
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has proposed allowing several tropical fruits from Malaysia into the U.S. market.
Genetically modified pineapple grown in Costa Rico by Del Monte Fresh Produce Co. Inc. gained the approval of the U.S. Department of Agriculture earlier this year.
Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc. has named the first of four weekly winners of its online contest, “Find Your Inner Chef.”
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (30-24-32) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early moderate, late active. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-7s mostly $9-9.50, 8s $8.50-9.50. Quality and condition variable.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (379*-308*-30) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Primarily Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras and Guatemala. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly active. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-7s $10.50-11. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading fairly active. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-7s $11-11.50. Ports of entry: Freeport-Galveston-Houston, Texas. Trading fairly active. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-8s supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading fairly active. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-8s supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality good. *revised.