May 7: Hawaii’s pineapple canning plant – thought to be the last of its kind in the US – is being closed at the end of June. And that means the end of its associated canmaking plant.
Maui Land & Pineapple Company (ML&P) says it is consolidating its pineapple operations to focus on fresh fruit sales as part of a plan to operate its pineapple business more efficiently.
Thailand and the Philippines are the largest producers of pineapples each with 11 percent of the roughly 15 million tons harvested annually.

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