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ProduceIQ: Blueberries blissful at peak, pending the inevitable decline

- Analysis
Business has been anything but usual for foodservice in Canada, and once again the lifeblood of the hospitality industry is being threatened with increased restrictions, including curfews that are broadly defied.

ProduceIQ: Once again, Avocados fly close to the sun

- General News
The swing of Spring is well underway and much of the fresh produce industry is transitioning to new harvesting regions. Though prices broadly are flat, volume continues to accelerate as spring crops begin harvest.

ProduceIQ: Supply shortages drive prices higher

- Analysis
Prices are on the upswing, climbing another 7 percent on an industry-wide basis.

ProduceIQ: Growers succeed in lifting prices

- Analysis

Blueberries are this week’s winner, helping the ProduceIQ Index jump to the highest prices for a …

ProduceIQ: The coming of Spring thaws frozen demand

- Analysis
Following the cold, long days of winter, the coming of spring invites optimism for increased demand in fresh produce.

ProduceIQ: Growers struggle to push prices higher into break-even levels

- Analysis
Despite valiant surges by bell pepper and cauliflower, the produce industry needs an increase in demand to drive up struggling prices.

ProduceIQ launches private online trading platform for fresh produce

- General News
Today, fresh produce can ‘trade smarter’ through the release of the industry’s most sophisticated online marketplace.

ProduceIQ: Markets depressed post Valentine’s

- Analysis
While higher-priced fruits and berries finally fall, demand remains anemic for vegetable categories. Buyers are cautious due to foodservice and market uncertainty.

Produce IQ: Markets freeze with Texas

- Analysis
Overall produce markets gained 2 percent as a major winter storm plunged much of the U.S. into a deep freeze.

ProduceIQ: A tale of two markets – retail vs. foodservice

- General News
Most fruits, berries, and “hardware” (carrots, table-stock potatoes) are outperforming historic averages. These categories are benefiting from both increased retail volume and the USDA box programs.