The Perfect Pineapple Report 2020: Week 32

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The Perfect Pineapple Report 2020: Week 31

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The Perfect Pineapple Report 2020: Week 30

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The Perfect Pineapple Report 2020: Week 29

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4 Kid-Friendly Pineapple Crafts for Back-to-School

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Keep Learning Sweet with Pineapple DIYs and Crafts

Forget not playing with your food – it’s time to get creative! With more kids learning from home this school year, it can be challenging to keep education exciting. Crafts featuring food are a creative, hands-on way to make school fun – and delicious! – and to keep your kids engaged. Whether used as part of a daily lesson plan or enjoyed as an after-school activity, these projects are sure to sweeten your day. Check out four of our favorite kid-friendly pineapple crafts, plus a delicious after-school snack, below.

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Marketing & Merchandising Produce for Back-to-School Season

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How to Encourage Pineapple Sales for Parents During Covid-19

While some children may be headed back to the classroom, there are also plenty that will be staying home this year. For kids, that could mean boredom or frustration; for parents trying to work from home, this new routine can create a lot of stress. As we move into back-to-school season, it’s helpful to anticipate new challenges that families are facing. Whether it’s through providing ideas for easy meals or offering ways to make food a supplement to learning at home, retailers can become a resource during these unique times.

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Maximize Flavor with Fresh Homemade Pineapple Juice and Crushed Pineapple

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Have a Recipe That Calls for Pineapple? Skip Store-Bought and Choose These Homemade Versions

From cocktails to appetizers to baked goods, there are so many delicious recipes that make use of pineapple. Unfortunately, if you’re looking to use fresh pineapple, you may find yourself missing an ingredient when the recipe asks for pineapple juice, crushed pineapple, or some other variation of the fruit. But don’t worry – you can prep all of these different ingredients in your own kitchen, letting you enjoy the full flavor of fresh pineapple and avoiding any added sugars. Even better, they only take a few minutes to create. Read on to learn how to make your own pineapple juice and crushed pineapple, and how to store them so they’re ready to go when a recipe calls.

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Ready to Go Bananas? Try These 3 Sweet Pineapple-Banana Recipes

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Pineapple and Banana Come Together for the Perfect Tropical Summer Treat

While pineapple and coconut might be a classic pairing (hello, pina coladas!), there’s another tropical fruit combo we can’t get enough of: pineapple and banana. Even better, our new partnership with Dominican Republic-based banana producer Fresh Fruit Holdings means there’s no better to time to get creative in the kitchen. From baked goods to blended beverages, we’ve found three recipes that feature our favorite fruits and prove that pineapple and banana are truly a power duo.

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Online Shopping & Healthier Choices: Tapping into Trends for Pineapple Sales

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How Covid-19 Has Created a Change in Consumer Shopping Habits

With the Covid-19 pandemic has come an undeniable shift in how we live our lives, and one of the facets of life most affected has been our approach to food. A 2020 Food & Health Survey found that 85% of respondents had altered their food habits in some way due to Covid-19. This included eating at home more frequently, prioritizing food safety, and finding food to be on their minds more often.

As attitudes and expectations of food shift, it’s important that retailers stay on top of new consumer trends. Fresh produce sales, including pineapple, are being impacted by preferences for healthier options, as well as a shift toward online grocery shopping. Read on to learn more about some of the most common shifts in how consumers interact with food and how you can adapt the shopper experience to continue driving sales of pineapple.

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Celebrate Pineapple’s Perfect Pairing on Piña Colada Day

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You Don’t Have to Enjoy Getting Caught in the Rain to Raise a Glass on Piña Colada  Day

Just about two weeks after National Pineapple Day, National Piña Colada day arrives on July 10. While we encourage celebrating pineapple any time (it is, after all, in season all year), these few weeks in summer are the perfect opportunity to honor our favorite fruit. To learn more about this tropical tipple, we delved into its disputed history and, of course, found a classic recipe so home bartenders can get shaking (or blending). Be sure to read on for our top tips on taking your taste buds on a trip to the topics this Piña Colada Day.

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