Since we've been seeing and talking about Chiquita's prices at Wal-Mart being so low I thought I'd just start a thread about it because my girlfriend came home from the French Market Produce the other night (not THE French Quarter market but the local produce place in Mandeville, LA) and said that Chiquita's were
TWENTY NINE CENTS A POUND.
That's twenty cents cheaper than Wal-Mart!
Last I saw at Wal-Mart, which was 2 months ago, they were 49 cents a pound.
At Winn Dixie the other night it was Yes, We Have No Bananas. Not one banana on the island. And they are strictly Dole. They did have the Ninos or whatever. They did have Plantains but no sticker.
I'll have to check at Rouses. They usually have Dole and then one or two other types as well as plantains.
If Wal-Mart is gonna continue to "drive prices down" why don't they just give the bananas away? Pay Chiquita whatever and give them away? They almost are.
And how is it that a fruit from so far away is getting CHEAPER? I know it's a loss leader but they don't do that with FLA oranges or LA satsumas. Why is that? Because they are grown in the USA?
Last edited by TommyMacLuckie : 07-28-2009 at 07:50 PM.