Wholesalers report decent performance in down economy

11/03/2009 02:15:00 PM
Cynthia David

“They’re too expensive and unreliable,” said the director of sales and development. “A bag of regular carrots is $10 and a bag of organic is $22.50. Nobody wants to pay it. The next week, we don’t have any. We need steady availability.”

On the import side, Lecavalier said he’s delighted with the high-flying Canadian dollar.

“When you have a full load of product at $8,000 U.S. it’s almost like $8,000 Canadian,” he said. “It used to be more like $10,000 to $11,000. If you take that extra $3,000 and divide it among the load, that’s $3 a case.”

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