"We've again noticed that it's very difficult to predict sales and price formations. That's because the Dutch weather is being unpredictable at the moment," says Frankort & Koning's Leon van den Hombergh. "There have been some issues in Spanish and Italian production areas. Despite these, melon and watermelon sales are very tough. The supermarket chains are having lots of sales. But the current weather's not helping at all."
"The planned volumes are nowhere near being reached. That means there's lots of stock in all the channels. That's the case with other fruit, like grapes and limes, too. Even in stone fruit, where there were very low volumes, to begin with. These sales were very average last week. But this week's weather predictions look much better. Fortunately, we know the fruit and vegetable sector can change rapidly," concludes Leon.