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We’ve teamed up with our family of brands to bring you our Supply Chain Support Center. This center will be the best place for you every week to stay up to date on all things supply chain!

Market Alerts & Produce Updates

For the week of April 15, 2024

The following updates and alerts were culled in collaboration with our growing family of brands. Scroll through both lists to help prepare for upcoming obstacles and opportunities.

California Weather Alert

December 13, 2022 – The West Coast and San Joaquin Valley of California, has been receiving rainfall over the last few days, impacting all growing areas including Salinas, Santa Maria, Oxnard, into southern California and the Central Valley.

As a result, this has caused delays as fields are too muddy to harvest. Unfortunately, there has not been enough rain to reverse the major drought conditions they continue to experiencing, but is enough to affect harvesting for a few days.

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Foodservice and Supply Chain News

The Buyers Edge Platform has been busy putting together all of the insights you need around the strained supply chain. Sign up for one of our upcoming webinars, read some expert insight, or check out our collection of Market Report blogs below!

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The Latest Facts & Figures

Live charting from industry experts

Monthly Economic Research From Our Partner: 

Where are labor shortfalls worst?

Though employment in hospitality has largely returned to pre-pandemic levels, a growing economy means labor shortfalls continue. Adjusted for inflation, spending on food services was 11% higher in 2023 than in 2019. So simply returning to pre-pandemic employment levels is not enough to meet demand, unless employees can be 11% more productive.

Click the headings at the top of the following interactive charts to show or hide the different groups and categories.

Consumer Price Index

Track the 12-month percentage changes of various goods and services.

Unemployment Rate

Compare seasonally adjusted rates by gender, race and/or age.

Price Data

Track the price changes of key indicators including meat, produce and dairy.


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