Canada's slow decline continues for apple, pears - The Packer

Canada's slow decline continues for apple, pears

11/09/2010 10:46:04 AM
Tom Karst

Canadian consumer that is more concerned about dietary impacts on health; an aging population of considerable and increasing share that focuses on good health and its connection to fruit consumption and nutrition; an increasingly diverse ethnic composition of the population and an increasing share of immigrant population of non-European origin that is used to a higher consumption of fresh fruits.

This last factor, however, may also pose a challenge to Canadian growers of traditional fruits such as apples, pears and grapes: they fear the competition of exotic fruits, which are in increasing demand from such ethnic groups and which may erode the consumption of traditional fruit.

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