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.


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Market Scope - Pineapple — F.o.b.s as of July 14


CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (446*-548*-255) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Primarily Costa Rica, Ecuador and Honduras. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices 6-8s slightly lower, 5s unchanged. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-7s mostly $6-7, 8s mostly $6. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-7s mostly $7-7.50, 8s mostly $6-7. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-7s $8-9, 8s $7-8. Quality good. *revised.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (17-23-20) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices 6s generally unchanged, others lower. Cartons one-layer 6s mostly $8-8.50, 7s mostly $6-6.50, 8s mostly $6. Quality generally good.


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