Fresh Food

Produce Sales Remain Highly Elevated

The coronavirus pandemic has affected produce buying patterns, but the latest week saw vegetables sales still elevated, while fruit sales had slowed slightly.

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Vegetables were up nearly 41%, while fruits increased 27% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

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