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MARKET REPORT – MAR. 30TH, 2016

Lots to talk about!

First, it was great to have Gustavo Gaya drop in on Monday.  He planned his trip around the arrival time for a truckload of his product arriving from Mexico, and spent a couple of hours with our Receiving crew.  He wasn’t checking for quality – that was a given – he wanted to make sure the pallets were built right, and then compare his packouts to our other vendors.  He even weighed his kale bunches to see how they measured up, and when finding that the black kale was a little light, he was on the phone to his ranch and pronto!  This is the first time we have ever had a supplier from anywhere in either the US or Mexico actually come to see how things look at our end.  So that was cool.

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MARKET REPORT – FEB. 5TH, 2016

Well, it’s about time to catch you up across the whole spectrum.

Apples:  As we slowly wean ourselves from BC storage apples and list more Washington product, prices will jump 20-40%, but get used to that pricing because there is some harmonization when the first S. American fruit arrives, as Argentinians try to achieve the Washington market, and vice versa, so any increases you are seeing now are going to be the norm for 6 months.  Just have to get used to it.  It was not a glut year for BC or Washington growers, so there will be very few deals out there.

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MARKET REPORT – SEPT. 30TH, 2015

 Dramatic changes on the avocado and pear fronts

A little burst of summer this week looks like it will extend to the middle of next week before more normal October weather hits everywhere – which includes a little burst of snow in the long range for Alberta early next week – which is great – cold, snowy, rainy weather always helps keep people indoors and planning a bigger Thanksgiving feast.  That means sales of yams, Russets, Brussels sprouts, cranberries all take a leap – you all know that.  It’s fun to watch how people’s eating habits change, not just on holiday weekends, but seasonally, and annually, and watching how those trends change how we all buy fresh fruit and veg to meet those changing customer tastes.

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