Citrus World, Inc. reported its top pool for early- and mid-season oranges paid a combined $2.41 per pound solid (PPS) last season. The same combined pool for Valencia oranges paid $2.61 PPS. Grapefruit returned an average of $2.30 PPS.
At the annual stockholders’ meeting on November 8, Chief Operating Officer Chris Groom discussed sales performance over the past year. “All business units experienced strong volume increases with significant growth in the Florida’s Natural brand,” said Groom.
“Category and distribution growth in the retail segment, the recovery efforts of the away-from-home foodservice and the international sales growth during the 2021 fiscal year all contributed to our strong performance over the past year.” He said there were gains in the foodservice dispenser category in the US and Canada, along with growth for single-serve products.