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Retail sales hit the plateau. Now what?

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:



Pamela Riemenschneider is the Retail Editor for Blue Book Services.