The Dish Market Report, December 20, 2021

Top of Mind News

Poultry

Product availability was flat this week since tenders have stabilized. Wings are steady as we approach peak season (February/March) Might be time to think about freezing product

Beef

Stripes have shown a slowdown in demand. Chucks and rounds tend to soften in early December and then move strongly higher into the new year. Availability remains on most cuts.

Pork

Bellies are trending higher as supplies are trying to produce more bacon due to increased demand. Ribs are moving up as retailers try to fill their shelves for next year. Butts continue as normal.

THE SEA

Seafood

Rising costs and inflation persist in most seafood categories as 85% of the seafood consumed in the U.S.A. are imported.  There will be a shortage of Tilapia 7oz-9oz filets in the coming months

THE GARDEN

Produce

Mushrooms are in serious trouble. The sector continues to be plagued by limited availability and excessive prices. Strawberries are still scarce and in poor supply.

THE KITCHEN SINK

Dairy

Natural cheese market has not moved over the past two weeks. Butter market is down, eggs are higher for the week.

Grain

Increasing soybean oil supply has helped lower the market. Traders liquidated positions on many commodities including soybean oil due to concerns regarding the Omicron variant.

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