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Retail produce sales can’t keep up with 2020 figures, but demand remains solid

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In March 2021, sales started lapping the enormous spikes of 2020 and the comparison to year-ago levels turned negative for most areas even though the demand stayed well ahead of the 2019 baseline.

Fresh sales hold steady in week 9, up 17%

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In the ninth week of coronavirus-related shopping, patterns continued to evolve. Between the typical Mother’s Day sales boost and shoppers flocking to the store once more to stock up on meat amid ongoing coverage of shortages, grocery sales had another good week, and produce along with it.