Tropicals

TROPICALS

 


Packer Stories

Sales veteran Albert Ramirez joins New Limeco

09/16/2014

Produce industry veteran Albert Ramirez has joined New Limeco LLC as director of sales.

Suppliers note strong growth of tropicals category

09/05/2014

Produce suppliers are quick to credit the success of mainstream items like bananas, pineapples and avocados for having driven tropical fruit sales in recent years. However, the category as a whole is showing gains, according to data from the Produce Marketing Association.

Creating a destination for tropicals boosts sales

09/05/2014

Retailers who limit their tropical selections are leaving money on the table needlessly, said Karen Caplan, CEO of Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Inc.

Mangoes continue to set the pace

09/05/2014

The National Mango Board expects to keep rolling after the departure of William Watson, its first executive director, in April.

Foodservice finds inspiration in tropical fruit

09/05/2014

Mangoes are setting the pace for the tropical category in foodservice, according to suppliers.

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Market Scope - Tropicals — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 12

2013-11-22

CENTRAL AMERICAN IMPORTS — Imports (35*-30*-31) — Imports from Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading slow. Prices yuca higher; calabaza, chayote (20 pounds), malanga (lila), taro eddoes, dasheen (large) and yams (yellow) lower; Chayote (40 pounds), ginger root, malanga (blanca) dasheen (medium) and yams (white) generally unchanged. Calabaza 50-pound sacks mostly $9- $10. Chayote 20-pound cartons mostly $7.50-8, 40-pound cartons mostly $13. Ginger root 30-pound cartons mostly $40. Malanga 40-pound cartons blanca (large) mostly $39-40, lila (large) mostly $52. Taro 40-pound cartons eddoes mostly $24, dasheen 40-pound cartons (large) mostly $54-55, 50-pound sacks (medium) mostly $17-18. Yams (name) 45-pound cartons yellow mostly $42, 50-pound cartons white mostly $27-28. Yuca (cassava) 40-pound cartons mostly $17. Quality good. *revised.

CARIBBEAN IMPORTS — Imports (6*-3*-4) — Imports from the Dominican Republic. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. Coconut 65- to 70-pound sacks 40s mostly $25. Quality good.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (7-1-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. 40-pound cartons chayote mostly $11-12. Quality variable.

 

 


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