Impact Of Florida Freeze Hits Retailers

Local grocery shoppers can expect to pay more for Florida fruit and vegetables in the wake of freezing temperatures in early January that wreaked havoc on produce in the Sunshine State.

“Some of our fruit costs have gone up by $15 to $20 a case over the last couple of weeks,” said Patty Moore, produce manager with Warren’s IGA on Muskingum Drive [in Marietta, OH].

She said supermarkets usually see some kind of increased produce costs every winter.

“But not by that much,” Moore said. “I’ve seen increases of maybe $5 to $8 in the past.”

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