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ProduceIQ: Markets cool off

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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

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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.

ProduceIQ: Markets quietly anticipate New Year

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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.

ProduceIQ: Top 10 drivers affecting 2021’s fresh produce market – Part 2

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ProduceIQ is bringing a bonus gift in addition to its weekly market highlights: a look to 2021, analyzing the "new normal" of 2020, and the challenges/opportunities expected to persist in in the coming months.

ProduceIQ: Top 10 drivers affecting 2021’s fresh produce market – Part 1

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ProduceIQ is bringing a bonus gift in addition to its weekly market highlights: a look to 2021, analyzing the "new normal" of 2020, and the challenges/opportunities expected to persist in in the coming months. 

ProduceIQ: tomatoes, melons, cherries lead modest price increase

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Current price losers include categories of berries, wet vegetables and lettuce. Blackberries led the decline, -22 percent, as Mexico continues to offer reliable supply.

VIDEO: Consumer demand shows holiday blues

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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

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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.

ProduceIQ: Markets stabilize, brace for new restaurant restrictions

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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.

ProduceIQ: Prices drop to lowest level for the season in 9 years

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Though a slowdown is normal post-Thanksgiving, the past week was particularly poor as soft demand in New York and other terminal markets brought down the industry average.