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January 26, 2016

We are your Valentine's Day Specialist!

We're excited for Valentine's Day
and you should be too!
This year we are offering a number of specialty items! Please plan ahead. To ensure availability for delivery Valentine's Day weekend, we need these items ordered in advance.
Feel free to reach out to your sales representative!


Commodity Updates
Keep up-to-date on how weather and other conditions across the country and the globe affect the quality, availability, and pricing of your fresh fruits and produce.

Broccoli:  The broccoli supplies from all growing regions are finally good enough to fill the pipeline. The markets are aggressive for promotion this week. Quality is decent from most growing regions.

Red Seedless Grapes:   Demand has dropped as the current high pricing and extreme weather around the country is slowing sales. Quality is generally good. We are seeing a little relief this week as fruit becomes available from ports on both coasts. While still light in volume having some fruit available is an improvement over last week.

White Seedless Grapes:  High prices are curtailing demand for green seedless grapes. Supplies, however, continue to be very light from all shippers. This market is about steady and will continue to struggle until we see a marked improvement in supplies coming in from Chile. We expect volume to increase slightly and steadily every week moving forward. We should see an easing in this market around the second week of February.

Kale:  Supplies remain stable; excellent supplies in Yuma, Oxnard, and Santa Maria. Nice dark green color with minimal yellowing. Prices will vary from each growing region.
Iceberg Lettuce:  The market continues to soften on this commodity with most suppliers. No rain is expected in the Yuma region for the entire week. Temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s with lows in the high 40s to low 50s. Issues continue on quality.  These issues include light color, misshapen and ribby heads, peeling epidermis, blister and growth crack. The weights are averaging 39-44 lbs. Supplies are expected to be steady for the entire week.
Leaf Lettuce:  This market continues to get weaker with all suppliers.
Blister and peel on romaine are seen from all shippers. These defects will continue throughout the month of January. The good news is that the extent of the blister has lessened. Warmer temperatures are a direct reason for this. This being said, the quality continues to be just fair. Quality is suffering with all leafy greens, not just romaine. Butter will be light in availability throughout the month. The weights on romaine have been averaging 27-34 lbs; while green leaf has been 20-23 lbs. Expect competitive pricing throughout the week as shippers try to move product as quickly as possible due to the shorter shelf life of these commodities.

ALERT! Strawberries:  Extremely limited and demand is exceeding supply in all growing/loading regions. Southern California will be warmer this week and mostly clear forecasts. This could help to bring on some much needed fruit and increase production by the end of the week. Florida is still cool and has thunderstorms with significant rain forecasted by mid-week. This area will remain in short supply all week. Mexican production has been steady but with some warm and clear weather in the forecast this week, we should see more strawberries being sent to the US. Overall, supplies look to remain tight throughout the Valentine's Day pull and should recover shortly after mid-February barring any more inclement weather in the growing regions.
ALERT! Green & Yellow Squash:  Squash is in an extreme situation, rain and cool weather has continued in South Florida. Zucchini supply is slightly better, yellow squash is still extremely tight. Market remains unchanged. Quality is poor to fair at best.

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