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Chipotle tests Mexican cauliflower rice

- General News
Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it is piloting Mexican Cauliflower Rice at 60 restaurants in Arizona, Southern California, and Wisconsin for a limited time.

Mexico’s influence in the global broccoli and cauliflower market

- International
From 2016 to 2020 Mexico positioned itself as the world’s second largest exporter of broccoli and cauliflower, with a 19.2 percent share of the world market, only behind Spain.

Broccoli, cauliflower prices rising due to desert cold

- General News
Persistent cold weather in the Arizona and California desert growing regions is slowing broccoli and cauliflower growth, limiting supplies and causing prices to spike.

ProduceIQ: Week #1 confirms nothing is boring about fresh produce

- Analysis
The adage that "even Vegas is boring to a produce farmer" holds true as the new year begins. Even the shelf-stable 'hardware' items such as carrots, potatoes and onions, are encountering price spikes and significant supply challenges.

ProduceIQ: Prices rise for New Year celebrations

- Analysis
Produce markets ended 2021 with a bang. Despite facing headwinds in the form of spiking Covid-19 cases and extremely high freight rates, overall prices followed an increasing trend for the last two weeks of 2021.

Balmy desert weather boosts vegetable yields

- General News
Growers in the Arizona-California desert growing region are experiencing ideal weather conditions with highs in the 80s this week, which is increasing growth and volumes.

ProduceIQ: Rain in Mexico stresses markets as harvests transition south

- Analysis
Veggies seeking sunshine on their vacation southward are sorely disappointed. Rain in Mexico is a challenge to quality and a smooth transition.

ProduceIQ: Fall produce markets require more than courage

- Analysis
Between severe drought in the West and a rainy summer in the East, tomato supply can’t catch a break.

Broccoli, cauliflower prices to keep rising

- General News
Demand exceeds supply for California and Mexican broccoli and cauliflower, causing prices to rise, and keep rising into mid-October.

ProduceIQ: Prices rise as the fall approaches

- Analysis
The fresh produce industry is humming as the first day of fall rapidly approaches (at least for us plan-two-weeks-ahead produce folks). Demand is increasing for seasonal items, such as pumpkins, hard squash and apples.