Anne-Marie and I talked last week about retail sales numbers for the week ending March 15, and expected to see another dramatic rise in fresh produce sales.
Grower-shippers told me there was no way we’d see a bigger spike. Demand dropped like a rock. I was still optimistic, but of course they were right.
While fresh produce dollars were still up 30% in the week ending March 22, the year-over-year gains were slightly less than the previous week’s 33%.
Next week could see another drop. Here’s why: