Ark Foods has set out to challenge what grocery shoppers think when they hear “Bell Peppers.”
The tropical storm that hit Florida in November and damaged crops could have lasting effects on vegetable markets.
Despite the turbulence in the economy this year, the bell pepper continues to be a strong crop in multiple regions. However, as a side effect of the pandemic, this year the market share changed dramatically, and two regions specifically felt this effect.
Somewhere in Mexico there has to be a billboard that says, Bienvenido a la tierra de los pimientos. Welcome to the land of peppers.
Our comment last week that Iceberg Lettuce “is poised to climb higher” proved to be an understatement.
Unique events dominate the headlines this week, though fortunately having only a slight impact on prices.
Pandemic-induced consumer demand for citrus continues to produce strength to the orange and lemon markets.
Bell pepper prices are significantly higher than last year as the crop transitions from Mexico and desert areas to Central California.
The bell pepper market remains elevated as Mexican supplies leave the market and U.S. production kicks into full gear.
Many fruits and vegetables are starting to see stronger demand with some restaurants opening back up and Memorial Day holiday demand.