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Market Trends

Check our market reports for news and trends on market conditions along with a weekly snapshot of the fresh produce market. These reports are updated weekly, 50 times a year. 

  • MT 12-14-18

    Market Trends 12/14/18

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    The snow crab leg markets remains elevated, however, the high prices appear to be slowing activity and thus overall demand. The Alaskan Bering Sea snow crab harvest remains minimal with the bulk of the quota expected to be landed after the holidays. The quota this year is 50% larger than 2017-18 but is not near enough to normalize the overall supply.

  • MT 12-6-18

    Market Trends 12/7/18

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    Iced green onion supplies are plentiful. There's been an increase in volume from Northern Mexico over the past seven days. Market pricing is decreasing daily making it a perfect time to promote on menus.

  • MT 11-30-18

    Market Trends 11/30/18

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    The coffee markets continue to trade at relatively engaging levels. World coffee supplies are generally adequate, however, coffee demand has been strong with Brazilian exports in October up 33% from the previous year. The downside price risk in coffee from here is likely minimal.

  • MT 11 23 18

    Market Trends 11/23/18

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    The bone-in chicken wing markets are the cheapest for this time of year since 2014. Recent history suggests that chicken breast and wing prices can still drop through year end.

  • MT 11-16-18

    Market Trends 11/16/18

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    There is no shortage of eggplant from the Calfornia desert. We’ll see good supply from this area for another three weeks. FOBs are steady with great quality available.

  • MT 11-9-18

    Market Trends 11/9/18

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    Soil moisture conditions for the domestic winter wheat crop have improved considerably this fall. As of October 28th, 53% of the 2019-20 U.S. winter wheat crop was rated in either good or excellent condition. This compares to 52% last year. Forecasts for favorable weather could weigh heavy on wheat futures in the near term.

  • MT 11-2-18

    Market Trends 11/2/18

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    Demand for iced green onions exceeds supply again this week but should improve by the end of the week. The market price is still very high. Supplies should increase over the next 2-3 weeks.

  • MT 10-26-18

    Market Trends 10/26/18

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    Demand is starting to shift out of cheese barrels into blocks as consumers temper processed cheese consumption. This could be a longer term trend which may cause a historically large premium in cheese blocks to persist. That said, history signals that the spread also suggests that the upside price risk in cheese blocks from here should only be modest.

  • MT 10 19 18

    Market Trends 10/19/18

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    New crop of Washington Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Red Delicious Apples are on the market.

  • MT 10-12-18

    Market Trends 10/12/18

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    Snow crab prices remain inflated due to the tight world supply brought on by lower quotas in both the U.S. and Canada. Alaska will publish their 2018-19 Bering Sea snow crab quota soon. Expectations are for their quota to be up significantly based on the latest stock assessments. Lower snow crab prices could occur as the 2019 year progresses