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Pocono ProFoods provides an analysis of market conditions

Pocono ProFoods provides analysis of market conditions and industry trends in efforts to share specific product category information, assist in the menu planning process and help maximize customer profits. The four market condition categories (Meat, Seafood, Produce & Dairy) will be updated with the most accurate & dependable industry information to help you manage your business.

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Meats

November 2017

Meat Market Report

Beef

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Beef

The ground beef market should relax after the high demand for the July 4th holiday. No Roll Tenderloins are in tight supply and the market is fluctuating. We have sources Select-grade Tenderloins to alleviate a supply gap. However the supplies are tight on some heavier cuts so the select cuts, are lighter in size, especially on Rib Eyes.

Pork

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Pork

Market is mixed. Demand has been good and improving on several cuts and additional interest for exports is helping to put additional pressure on the market.

Poultry

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Poultry

Increased demand for small birds has caused supplies to tighten and the market to rise on boneless skinless breasts, IQF filets and Airline breasts.

Veal

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Veal

The market is very strong. Expect this to continue through the summer.

Lamb

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Lamb

Expect legs to remain steady as the weather warms. Demand is growing on racks and loins and the market is rising.

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Different cuts of meat

Seafood

November 2017

 

Fresh

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Fresh

Quality has improved on the Farro Island Norweigian salmon fillets. Excellent quality and ample supplies are  expected throughout the holiday season. The scallop market is firming up due to fisherman running out of "days at sea" alloted by the U.S. Government. New "days at sea" are released March 1st. Winter holiday demand will also drive the scallop market upward. New  Local, Northeast fish (cod, flounder, haddock) supplies have been smaller due to bad weather keeping the fishing vessels in port. Improved weather and increased supplies has loosened the locl fish market.

Frozen

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Frozen

Shrimp supplies are steady. The Winter holiday demand will cause the market to rise on larger- sized shrimp. Retail markets are making their holiday buy-ins now. Lobster tails: the Carribean's (warm water tails) season is now closed. The Canadian (cold water tails) harvesting season is also over. Currently, both types of tails are in stock; supplies are good and the market is steady. Holiday foodservice demand will cause the markets to rise starting in December. 

 

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Seafood like lobster and shrimp

Produce

November 2017

Cauliflower & Broccoli

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Cauliflower & Broccoli

Supplies are limited do the the irregular weather patterns in the Salina Valley growing region. There is a supply gap until the Yuma growing region is ready to harvest in the last week of November. Some quality issues include yellowish coloring and black spotting. Some supplies are being sourced from Mexico. The market will remain high throughout November, due to the heavy use of these vegetables in Thanksgiving menus.

Carrots

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Carrots

Due to the extreme heat in the Central Valley of California's growing region, over the summer, there is a shortage of jumbo carrots. Jumbo carrots are also used in the processing of carrot sticks.

Apples

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Apples

Good quantities and good sized apples have been harvested this Fall in both Washington state and California. Granny Smiths, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Galas, Fujis, Jonagolds and Braeburns supplies are ample and the market is steady. Quality is excellent with good juice and sugar content.

Green Beans

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Green Beans

Fresh green beans are in extremely tight supply causing the market to rise. Georgia crops were damaged by an white fly infestation, so supplies are not shipping from that region. We are sourcing bean crops from Tennessee and North Carolina, but growers are struggling to meet both the retail and foodservice demand. Some supplies are becoming available in Texas.

Broccoli

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Broccoli

Supplies remain steady with more crowns versus bunches available.  Quality is good from the Salinas and Santa Maria growing regions.

Lettuce

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Lettuce

This market has improved, especially on tender leaf (baby lettuces). The weather out West has cooled, allowing the leaf's cell structure to firm up. Iceberg and Romaine supples are plentiful and the market is favorable.

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Fresh produce such as apples, peppers, etc.

Dairy

Fall 2017

Dairy

The market undertone is mixed. Cream supplies are getting tight throughout the country. Competition for cream between various dairy processors is increasing. Consequently, butter manufacturing is generally steady to lower. A few manufacturers are selling cream instead of churning. However, many butter processors are content to hold stocks in order to cover upcoming needs. Demand for both foodservice and retailers are good. High summer temperatures are lowering dairy cow's production in most regions of the country. However, milk output is steady in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Cream supplies are getting tight throughout the country. Ice cream makers are pulling large volumes of cream.

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Dairy Products

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Specialty Produce

Fall 2017

Organic Rainbow Carrots

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Organic Rainbow Carrots

Organic Rainbow Carrots: From Grimmway. Exquisite color adds interest to a classic Fall vegetable.  Fabulous when roasted.

 

Additional Specialty Produce

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Additional Specialty Produce

Here are just some of the Specialty Produce items PPF can supply:

  • Fennel, 12 ct. (PPF#5018)
  • Fennel, 24/30 bun. (PPF#5020)
  • Baby Fennel, 24 ct. (PPF#5022)
  • Haricovert (French) Beans, 1/5 lb. (PPF#5126)
  • Brussel Sprouts, 1/25 lb. (PPF#5190)
  • European Seadless Cucumbers, 12/1 lb. (PPF#5450)
  • Ginger Root, 1 lb. (PPF#5560)
  • Jicama Root, 1/20 lb. (PPF#5580)
  • Taro Root, 45 lb. (PPF#5584)
  • Baby Lettuce Mix, 2 lb. (PPF#5656)
  • Chanterelle Mushrooms, 3 lb. (PPF#5792)
  • Cippolini Onions, 10 lb. (PPF#5908)
  • Dried Morel Mushrooms, 1 lb. (PPF#6022)
  • Peruvian Blue Potatoes, 1/40 lb. (PPF#6042)
  • Purple Fingerling Potatoes, 10 lb. (PPF#6052)
  • Bi-Color Pewee Potatoes, 10 lb. (PPF#6053)
  • Tri-Color Peewee Potatoes, 1/10 lb. (PPF#6056)
  • Baby Root Vegetable, Assort, 24/bun (PPF#6442)
  • Lady Apples, 10 lb. (PPF#6494)
  • Arkansas Black Heirloom Apples, 88 ct. (PPF#6524)
  • Sierra Beauty Heirloom Apples, 88 ct. (PPF#6526)
  • Clementine Gift Pack, 5 lb. (PPF#6816)
  • Fresh Cranberries, 24/12 oz (PPF#6820)
  • Fresh Figs, 24/34 ct. (PPF#6888)
  • Meyer Lemons, 10 lb. (PPF#7176)
  • Blood Oranges, 1 box (PPF#7538)
  • Bosc Pears, 70 ct. (PPF#7740)
  • Red Pears, 45 ct. (PPF#7742)
  • Baby Pineapple, 10/12 ct. (PPF#7798)
  • Lemon Leaf, 1 bunch, (PPF#8316)
  • Micro Arugula, 8 oz. (PPF#8334)
  • White Edible Orchids, 50 ct. (PPF#8338)
  • Israeli Basil, 12/1 bun. (PPF#8340)
  • Baby Arugula, 1/3 lb. (PPF#8420)
  • Mixed Baby Beets w/ tops, 24 bunch (PPF#8622)
  • Baby Bok Choy, 1/bx (PPF#8630)
  • Peeled Carrots w/ Tops, 1/5 lb. (PPF#8702)
  • Celery Root, 1/20 lb. (PPF#8720)
  • Baby Frisse, 24 ct. (PPF#8750)
  • Frisse, 24 ct. (PPF#8752)
  • Lemon Grass (18 ea.), 2 lb. (PPF#8766)
  • Micro Greens, 8 oz. (PPF#8816)
  • Snopea Shoots, 10/3.5 oz. (PPF#8842)
  • Chipotle Peppers, 1/5 lb. (PPF#8848)
  • Ancho Dried Chile Peppers, 1/1 lb. (PPF#8858)
  • Mixed Edible Flowers, 50 ct. (PPF#8868)
  • Green Pattypan Squash, 1/5 lb. (PPF#8900)
  • Yellow Pattypan Squash, 1/5 lb. (PPF#8906)
  • Mini Zucchini, 1/5 lb. (PPF#8910)
  • Russian Banana Fingerling Potatoes, 1/20 lb. (PPF#8934)

The list above contains some items that are stocked at PPF, others that require 2 days notice when ordering as well as items that are available only seasonally. Check with your Sales Representative or Customer Service Representative for more information. Thank you.

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An assortment of specificity Produce

Additional Information

2016

Non-Foods

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Non-Foods

Many non-food manufacturers have enacted price increases in the past few weeks due to escalating costs of raw materials (oil, resin). In April, Dart Container  announced that the price of their products (foam & plastic take-out containers, plates, bowls, cups & lids) increased 5%-8%, depending on the item.

Price Increases

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Price Increases

Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Outbreak:

This outbreak has had a huge impact on egg suppliers and manufacturers using eggs. This virus appears to be spreading via migratory birds (i.e. geese, ducks, etc.). More than 15 states have reported cases of the bird flu as of May 2015 resulting in the loss of more than 30 million birds across the U.S.A. This epidemic represents the worst outbreak of bird related illness in U.S. history and will undoubtedly will result in higher prices of poultry and products containing eggs as an ingredient (baked goods, dressings, ice cream, etc.). The impact of this outbreak goes far beyond egg suppliers. The first law of economics, "Law of Supply and Demand" will impact poultry/turkey pricing over the next several months and is likely to have a severe impact on Holiday Turkeys.

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