“Locally grown pineapples have just hit the Chinese market, having some impact on the sales of imported products. In general, the fruit market this year has been sluggish and there are insufficient incentives for consumption. We see that the volumes are moving a lot slower,” Zhong, Manager of GoGo Qingdao Limited Shanghai commented.
GoGo Qingdao Limited imports S & W fresh pineapple from the Philippines all year round. "The quality this season is stable. Although prices during the last two months were lower, the market has by now stabilized and prices have picked up."
"Currently, the wholesale prices are 80-85 yuan per box (12 kg). The S&W pineapples we import from the Philippines are divided into two categories: crowned and uncrowned. Each box can contain 6 to 12 counts of crowned pineapples. This product has a longer shelf life, so it is more suitable for the wholesale market. The uncrowned ones are packed with 7-12 counts per box or 20 counts per box. They are more affordable, so they are more suitable for supermarkets or the fresh-cut industry. Our customers now have higher and higher requirements for packing, so we provide professional packaging and shipment services for e-commerce and retail channels with specific needs. For example, we specially designed 2 gift boxes to be sold during the holiday season."
When talking about the competitiveness of major pineapple exporting countries in the Chinese market, Manager Zhong said, “The import volume of pineapples from Panama has not been large since they gained access to China, and they have not had much impact on the Chinese pineapple market. However, Costa Rican pineapples have gradually entered the Chinese market, and there are times when there are large volumes available. Its strong competitiveness has affected the pineapple market, especially in some secondary markets. In terms of prices, the cost of Costa Rican pineapples is similar to that of Philippine pineapples, but the market prices of the latter are much lower. The current prices of pineapples from Costa Rica are only 60-65 yuan/box, about 20 yuan cheaper than products from the Philippines and other countries. Because of their low prices and enjoyable taste, they are generally appreciated in the market. There are at least 10 containers arriving at Shanghai Port this week. "
“Frozen fruits from the Philippines gained market access to China this year, and we seized this opportunity to launch our S & W frozen products. Our pineapple stick uses ripe pineapples, zero preservatives, and the patented frozen technology of Spanish company Nice Fruit to create a healthy and delicious treat. We look forward to our frozen pineapple sticks being enjoyed by consumers. "
Contact: Zhong Hui
Company: GoGo Qingdao Limited Shanghai
Phone: +86 18521551556