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.
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.
New fresh-cut fruit snack cups from the Tom Lange Co. are scheduled to be introduced for nationwide sale under the brand Actual Produce at Fresh Summit.
Lease negotiations between Dole Fresh Fruit Co., and the Port of Gulfport could extend Dole’s presence — and capacity — at the port for more than two decades.More Packer Stories for Pineapple
Market Scope - Pineapples — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 20
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (442-332*-194) — 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 5-8s $10-11. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading active. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-8s mostly $10-11. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading active. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-8s mostly $10-11. Quality good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (8-9-13) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices 5-7s slightly higher, 8s generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer 5s $8.50-9, 6s mostly $8.50-9, 7s $8.50-9, 8s mostly $8. Quality generally good.