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OPN Connect Newsletter 280
Q2 Sales Data, Avocado Update, Cal Poly's Grimm Family Center for Organic Production and Research, Pelger on Inflation, Market Update, and More…
In November 2021, Cal Poly established the Grimm Family Center for Organic Production and Research within its College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences in San Luis Obispo, California. One of the main emphases of the new center will be applied research, including collaboration with industry.
Prices for both organic and conventional avocados have fallen significantly from their stratospheric levels prior to the July 4th holiday period—and there is the expectation that promotional pricing will remain in vogue throughout the rest of the summer, fall, and winter.
Higher retail prices of organic fresh produce during the second quarter of 2022 generated a 3.7 percent increase in total organic dollars but also contributed to a decline in organic volume of 2.8 percent, according to the Q2 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report issued by Organic Produce Network (OPN) and Category Partners.
Has retail pricing gotten out of control by virtue of runaway inflation? Are premium products far less affordable right now? Will favorite produce categories start to feel some resistance from shoppers? Higher-quality products that are normally priced at a premium are even more expensive now, having become caught in the inflation trap.
1. Stemilt Introduces New Recyclable Pouch Bags for Organic Stone Fruit
2. Wolf & Associates Doubles Its Capacity to Serve the Organic Industry
3. How MOM's Organic Market Has Committed to Sustainability
4. New Organic Transition Program in California Following CCOF Advocacy Efforts
5. North Bay Offering Organic Sekoya Blueberries