Retailers Brace for Shortages of California Citrus

EXETER, Calif. Retailers are looking to alternate sources of supply and preparing to face higher product costs in the wake of the Southern California cold snap that destroyed what some observers said could be nearly $1 billion worth of oranges, lemons and other crops. Industry officials told SN it is clear there will be less product to move into the market due to freezing temperatures that swept through

EXETER, Calif. — Retailers are looking to alternate sources of supply and preparing to face higher product costs in the wake of the Southern California cold snap that destroyed what some observers said could be nearly $1 billion worth of oranges, lemons and other crops.

Industry officials told SN it is clear there will be less product to move into the market due to freezing temperatures that swept through prominent citrus-growing counties such as the San Joaquin Valley region,

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