The share of sales of fresh produce in US shopping baskets is almost back to pre-Covid levels. Following the outbreak, there was a rush to stock up on frozen and canned products, which led to a drop in sales of fresh produce to 70% in March. However, according to data published in a report by 210 Analytics and PMA, in the week ending on May 24th, the share of fresh produce was back up to 82%, slightly less than the 2019 average of 84%.
Fresh produce regains ground in US retail sales
Russian market of hothouse vegetables keeps growing
Summing up the data from the Russian Ministry of Agriculture, it is clear that sheltered production of vegetables continues to develop thanks to the introduction of new hothouses and modernisation of the old ones, along with the implementation of modern agricultural technologies. Most of the projects are located in the central and southern parts of the country: some 600 and 200 ha respectively are to be introduced by 2020.