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.
Just in time to catch the back-to-school wave, Bolthouse Farms plans to launch in August a line of seven new products called Bolthouse Farms Kids line.
The Diamond State Port Corp. and Chiquita Brands have agreed Chiquita will continue to use the Port of Wilmington as its mid-Atlantic distribution hub for the next five years.
David Murdock continues to reorganize and realign Dole Food Co. Inc., divesting minority interest in the French holding company for Compagnie Fruitière Group after a 21-year partnership.
The U.S.-Colombia Free Trade Act has resulted in an agricultural export boom for Colombia and government officials have set a goal to double farm acreage by 2020.
Atlanta-based Maxwell Chase Technologies LLC has introduced a line of absorbent miniature containers for single servings of fresh-cut fruits such as pineapple, cantaloupe, watermelons and honeydew.More Packer Stories for Pineapple
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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