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.
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.
Prices are on the upswing, climbing another 7 percent on an industry-wide basis.
Blueberries are this week’s winner, helping the ProduceIQ Index jump to the highest prices for a …
Following the cold, long days of winter, the coming of spring invites optimism for increased demand in fresh produce.
Despite valiant surges by bell pepper and cauliflower, the produce industry needs an increase in demand to drive up struggling prices.
Today, fresh produce can ‘trade smarter’ through the release of the industry’s most sophisticated online marketplace.
While higher-priced fruits and berries finally fall, demand remains anemic for vegetable categories. Buyers are cautious due to foodservice and market uncertainty.
Overall produce markets gained 2 percent as a major winter storm plunged much of the U.S. into a deep freeze.
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.