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Florida foodservice, retail demand steady

By Doug Ohlemeier of The Packer: MIAMI — Foodservice and retail sales of fresh produce in The Sunshine State remain brisk. Demand from restaurants and institutional foodservice customers including schools and military as well as supermarkets and other customers keeps produce moving in Florida, wholesalers report. In Orlando, the area’s many restaurants, hotels and theme parks make[…]

Florida Strawberries finished for this year

So out you go you Florida strawberries it was a great season. Here come those Californian berries from Oxnard area, the main growing area. A few growers have started in a light way out of the Watsonville and Salinas areas. Best quality though is from Oxnard region still at this time. Blueberries are still strong[…]

Casual Dining Sales Down

Restaurants are reeling from their worst three months since 2010, as American diners spooked by higher payroll taxes cut back on eating out.  Sales at casual-dining establishments fell 5.4 percent last month, after declining 0.6 percent in January and 1.6 percent in December, according to the Knapp-Track Index of monthly restaurant sales. This was the[…]