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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.

VIDEO: Consumer demand shows holiday blues

- Analysis
Consumer demand at retail is down from normally high levels, and foodservice demand is at record lows with many locations forbidden from opening to customers.

ProduceIQ: Slow demand leads to lowest produce prices in 10 years

- Analysis
Fears that the pandemic would dominate the holiday season have turned into reality. Christmas and New Year sales, holidays driven by restaurants, are simply not materializing.

Labor Outlook: H-2A, machines, and imports

- Analysis
What’s the outlook on farm labor? In a recent interview, Philip L. Martin, a professor at the University of California at Davis and one of the nation’s leading experts, made three major points.

The numbers behind avocados’ record 2020

- Analysis
As the end of the year 2020 grows closer, the numbers for avocado consumption keep growing.

Roger Pepperl’s wisdom on raising consumption

- Analysis
In addition to his job selling fresh produce first in retail and then in the Northwest, Roger Pepperl has been a champion of raising produce consumption his whole career.

Workers’ Rights: Treat them with respect and dignity

- Analysis
There is no single box to check for corporate social responsibility. It’s not a simple and quick solution. It’s a commitment to doing what is right and making continuous improvements by constantly engaging your employees.

Colombian avocados debut in U.S.

- Analysis
Long a familiar feature in European supermarkets, Colombian avocados are coming to the United States. A new industry organization, the Colombia Avocado Board, has been formed to promote the fruit in this nation.

ProduceIQ: Markets stabilize, brace for new restaurant restrictions

- Analysis
Fresh produce market prices improved mid-week as expected. The post-Thanksgiving slowdown lasted the typical ten days, and prices improved after storage coolers were emptied again.