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ProduceIQ: Mexican drought strains U.S. produce supply chain, prices

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The ongoing Mexican drought is significantly impacting U.S. produce prices. Reduced supply, increased costs, and quality concerns are just some obstacles facing suppliers and buyers.

Have consumers reached a breaking point with grocery prices?

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Inflation, particularly food inflation, has been a hot topic for the past couple of years, and it appears that consumers might be reaching a breaking point when it comes to grocery prices.

ProduceIQ: Power is out, heat is on

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Here’s the latest on the temperature extremes. A high-pressure ridge is bringing dangerous heat to parts of Florida and Texas. In both states, the heat wave is forecasted to continue through Memorial Day.

ProduceIQ: Weather extremes rock growers across the Americas, yet produce prices hold steady

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2024 is setting records for extreme weather events. In the past week, growers across the Americas have been affected by intense heat, hail, rain, drought, wind, and cold.

Impersonation fraud rising in the produce industry

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Impersonation fraud has already been in the produce industry, but now we’re getting more reports from members who share their victim experiences to get the word out so others won’t fall prey to the same fraudulent acts.

Has Have a Plant had its day?

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The Have a Plant brand turns five this year, and the produce industry needs to use it more to give produce consumption a boost.

ProduceIQ: Extreme weather hits Texas and West

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Over the last seven days, 6-20 inches of rain fell in Houston, TX, and surrounding areas. Most places experienced the bulk of that rainfall within a 24-hours, and water levels are higher in some towns than during the devastating floods from Hurricane Harvey in 2017.

Report: Value gains importance as restaurant sales, traffic remain soft

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March’s year-over-year (YoY) same-store sales growth was 0.1%. The good news is that this was the first month of this year the industry has been able to post positive sales growth.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – April 26, 2024

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Pamela calls in from CPMA in Vancouver, and Greg has news from the Kroger/Albertsons merger. Hear what trends are top of mind for the Canadian produce industry.

RaboResearch shows continued inflation concern for North American agribusiness

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Rabobank’s RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness (F&A) team in North America announced today the publication of the North American Agribusiness Review