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European consumers favor fruits that are easy to peel. Concern for pineapple growers in Costa Rica

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

\ A European consumer shift towards fruits that are easy to peel has presented challenges for Costa Rica’s pineapple growers.\ \ Francisco Gamboa, director of business intelligence of the trade promotion agency Procomer, said the structural trend was here to stay, following a study of the European food market conducted in April.\ \ “The research found that fruits that are easy to peel are a part of various European consumers’ preferences,” Gamboa said. The fruit concerned included cherries, nectarines and melons.\ \ Original source: Fresh Fruit Portal\ \ \ \