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.
Vision Produce Co. is participating in the Tour de Fresh cycling event to help raise funds for school salad bars before the Produce Marketing Association Fresh Summit trade show in October in Anaheim, Calif.
Kelly Brothers Inc. has added Goldies Sweet Costa Rican Pineapples to its roster.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture research and promotion board for pineapples would help bring order to an industry in need of it.
An Ontario company is recalling an unknown amount of fresh-cut fruit salad products distributed to retailers and foodservice operations because of possible contamination with listeria monocytogenes.
Port Tampa Bay hosted the International Pineapple Organization’s annual conference.More Packer Stories for Pineapple
Market Scope - Pineapple — F.o.b.s as of April 7
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (346*-486*-268) — Imports via boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Primarily Costa Rica, Ecuador and Honduras. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices 5-6s lower, 7-8s higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-6s mostly $9-9.50, 7-8s $10-10.50. Port of entry: Philadelphia. Trading moderate. Prices 5s lower, others higher. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-7s $9-10, 8s $8-9. Port of entry: Southern California. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Cartons one-layer golden ripe 5-8s $10-10.50. Quality good. *revised.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (19-23*-1**) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Supplies 5s fairly heavy. Prices 7s generally unchanged, others slightly higher. Cartons one-layer 5-8s mostly $8-8.50. Quality generally good. *revised, **data incomplete.
- Fourth prison term ordered in Adams Produce fraud
- UPDATED: Watson stepping down from National Mango Board
- Mango deal begins with light volume
- CORRECTED: Export security program could trip exporters
- Sysco the distributor, not the source, in Subway outbreak
- Irradiation may be future option for exports