EL NINO CONTINUES TO TEST RETAIL PRODUCE MANAGERS THIS SPRING

Retail produce merchandisers had a rough Easter, and the rest of spring is likely to keep them bobbing and weaving as their reflexes are tested in this El Nino-ravaged, highly volatile market.With typical heavily promoted spring favorites -- including strawberries, row crops, asparagus and artichokes -- in short supply or exhibiting sporadic quality, retailers told SN they are becoming quite nimble

Retail produce merchandisers had a rough Easter, and the rest of spring is likely to keep them bobbing and weaving as their reflexes are tested in this El Nino-ravaged, highly volatile market.

With typical heavily promoted spring favorites -- including strawberries, row crops, asparagus and artichokes -- in short supply or exhibiting sporadic quality, retailers told SN they are becoming quite nimble at dodging bullets and shifting their merchandising and promotion strategies.

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