Andrew Scott, sales and procurement manager for General Produce Inc., Atlanta, characterizes the Atlanta area produce economy as steady.
He noted, however, the low prices of certain items, including tomatoes.
“We haven’t had a whole lot of markets this year,” Scott said. “All the markets have been real flat. We’re selling the same amount of units, but the sales dollars are lower, which equates to lower margins.
“This isn’t good for us as we are selling the same amount of units and competing against everyone else out there that has cheap pricing. The markets need to get up all around.”