October sales gain but produce volume dips - The Packer

October sales gain but produce volume dips

12/06/2011 05:39:00 PM
Tom Karst

“It is a decent report for organics,” Lutz said. “It shows there is definitely some resiliency in terms of consumers who are willing to buy those products.”

Fresh Produce sales and volume


Percent change for a four-week period ending Oct. 29 compared to a year ago.

 

Sales

Volume

Average price

Fresh produce

3.3

-2.9

6.3

Vegetables

3.1

-3.2

6.5

Fruits

2.4

-3.6

6.3

Apples

9.8

0.5

9.3

Packaged salads

1.4

-2.6

4.1

Grapes

5.7

 1.2

4.4

Potatoes

8.4

-7

16.6

Bananas

4.2

-2.7

7.1

Tomatoes

-0.3

-3.5

3.3

Berries

2.6

-7.4

10.8

Cooking vegetables



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