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Amazon: The COVID grocer

- Analysis
Amazon is big, and it’s up-front.

Amazon Fresh: Not for those who love to cook

- Analysis
Grocery stores do not mix it up that much on a regular basis, apart from the occasional festive popcorn and chips endcap. So when my husband asked me to check out the new Amazon Fresh store that recently opened in Naperville, IL, I was game.

Mexican blueberries gain U.S. market share

- Analysis
Seeing how 2021 is being billed as the year of the fruits and vegetables, it is only fitting that we start the year off with a squabble of sorts.

ProduceIQ: Markets cool off

- Analysis
Far surpassing prior years, corn continues to soar at historic prices. Since this extreme price event is caused by low yields, corn farmers aren’t necessarily realizing big profits.

ProduceIQ: Hot markets during cold temps

- Analysis
Customers that didn’t build inventory going into the holidays now need to replenish quickly. In a regular year, produce markets typically fall the first week of January.

Blueberry imports: How important is the overlap?

- Analysis
When one thinks of advantages foreign producers have over domestic ones, labor costs are the first thing that come to mind, but they are not the only factor.

Q&A: American Blueberry Growers Alliance

- Analysis
In December 2020, U.S. growers responded to rising blueberry imports by forming the American Blueberry Growers Alliance. The Produce Reporter interviewed Jerome Crosby, Georgia blueberry farmer and chairman of the Alliance’s executive committee.

ProduceIQ: Markets quietly anticipate New Year

- Analysis
Demand varies by region depending on the level of foodservice restrictions. The high level of activity in my hometown of North Palm Beach, FL, is a direct indication that New York is struggling.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – December 25, 2020

- Analysis
In the Christmas edition of Week In Review, Pamela and Greg discuss upcoming avocado promotions, but no Super Bowl TV ad for Avocados from Mexico.

A look ahead to the winter iceberg lettuce market

- Analysis
A look at iceberg lettuce volume and pricing over the past several years shows a similar winter pattern.