“Both Flame and sugraone volumes were off dramatically, leading to historically high f.o.b. and retail pricing,” he said.
Volumes were starting to build by early March, which should mean more retail promotional support through the first week of April, DeSana said.
An early end to the Chilean deal could be good news for Mexican shippers, DeSana said.
“The Chilean harvest is running 7 to 10 days ahead of previous seasons, which could lead to an empty pipeline when Mexico enters the market.”