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 pineapple and melon fruit chunker from Atlas Pacific Engineering Co., has been nominated as a Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2015 by Messe Berlin.
Messe Berlin has named 10 nominees for the Fruit Logistica Innovation Award 2015.
Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. is recalling more than 3,000 consumer packages of 34 different fresh-cut fruit products that contain sliced Gala red apples from Pennsylvania that tested positive for listeria contamination.
Kingston Fresh’s south Florida cold storage operation has achieved a high food safety score.
Turbana Corp. and a Wisconsin retailer have made a donation to a Wisconsin food bank.More Packer Stories for Pineapple
Market Scope - Pineapples — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 8
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (444*-396*-169) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Primarily Costa Rica, Ecuador and Honduras. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading slow. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-8s mostly $7. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading slow. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-8s mostly $6-7. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5s mostly $7-8, 7-8s mostly $8-9. Quality good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (5-6-7) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. Cartons one-layer 5-7s $6-7, 8s mostly $5.50-6.50. Quality generally good.