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 Jan. 12
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (379*-336*-163) — 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 5-6s supplies in too few hands to quote. 7s mostly $11, 8s mostly $11. Port of entry: Philadelphia. active. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-6s supplies in too few hands to quote. 7s mostly $11-12, 8s mostly $10-11. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading active. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-6s supplies in too few hands to quote. 7s mostly $11-12, 8s mostly $11-12. Quality good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (13-13*-22) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Prices higher. Cartons one-layer 5-7s mostly $8.50-9.50, 8s mostly $7.50-8.50. Quality generally good. *revised.
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