Economy keeps clamps on growth in Florida - The Packer

Economy keeps clamps on growth in Florida

01/19/2012 05:28:00 PM
Doug Ohlemeier

“Things are going very well this year,” he said.

Sales remain difficult in north Florida’s largest metropolitan area, said Seth Movsovitz, vice president and part owner of Produce Distribution Center LLC, Jacksonville.

“It’s a very challenging produce economy,” he said. “Some of the volume is down with a lot of the foodservice customers overall. You have a lot of companies that are adjusting margins.”

Movsovitz said Jacksonville’s economy is struggling. He said the city endures a high unemployment rate and that produce distributors eagerly await the day when business begins to increase.

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