USDA Advertised prices for specialty crops at major retail supermarket outlets

Significant increases in US pear and pineapple prices

Though holiday favorites like persimmons, pomegranates, cranberries, onions, and sweet potatoes appeared in ads, they were only moderately prevalent compared to previous years. The following are the prices of major advertised items (3,000 plus stores) this week, compared to the same week last year.

Significant increases in price for fruit this week included pears (Bartlett at 26%, Bosc at 23%) and pineapples at 10%. Significant decreases included blueberries at 14%, white seedless grapes at 14%, Fuji apples at 10%, and raspberries at 10%. There were no significant changes in price for onions and potatoes this week. Significant increases in vegetable prices this week included only broccoli crowns at 10%. Significant decreases included only packaged salad at 10%.

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