Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura
versão impressa ISSN 0100-2945
TOFANELLI, Mauro Brasil Dias; FERNANDES, Marilaine de Sá; MARTINS FILHO, Oscar Barbosa e CARRIJO, Núbia Sousa. Fresh fruit losses at the retail markets in Mineiros, state of Goiás, Brazil. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2007, vol.29, n.3, pp. 513-517. ISSN 0100-2945. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452007000300020.
The present work had as objective to carry through survey the losses of fresh fruits in the retail markets of the city of Mineiros-GO, as well as its causes and steps to be taken. For this research, visitation to the retail markets (supermarkets, groceries stores and street market) for an application of a questionnaire was realized. The results showed that 3.2% of the volume of fruits commercialized in Mineiros are lost weekly and that the supermarkets, being the main retail markets, are predominant in the volume of losses. The retail markets had cited the inadequate storage (refrigeration lack) and the bad conditions of transport (highways under bad conditions of conservation) as the main causes of the losses of fresh fruits. Supplying control, the education of the consumer, and fruit quality improvement are priority measures to be taken by the retail markets. It was concluded that the retail markets of Mineiros need to develop more energetic actions and to be taken attitudes in order to control the losses of the fruit products.
Palavras-chave : Waste; fruit market; retail market; commercialization.