Rollback of Indoor Dining Restrictions 1/6/21
On Wednesday, 1/6/21 the Governor of Minnesota announced a rollback of indoor dining restrictions in the state effective Monday, 1/11/21. Great news for all of us that are linked to foodservice operations. BIX Produce immediately started to review our planned orders with our supply chain partners in an attempt to help satisfy the predicted increase in product demand. In the world of fresh produce commodities, it often takes 7 days from the time orders are submitted to grower/shippers and the arrival of that product into our facility. We are dedicated to researching every option we have to ensure we have what you need when you want it. We will continue to communicate any availability issues with you as soon as we are aware as we work to ramp up our inventory to meet demand.
Market Alert: Mangoes
Mangoes are in between growing areas currently. The only source for fruit at the moment is Peru with production in Ecuador now done for their season. Shippers are communicating very limited supplies for the next 3-4 weeks as Peru gets into full harvest swing. Weather slowed the growth on the new fruit and this is in conjunction with overall labor shortage globally due to COVID-19. We will do our best to get product, but in the meantime be prepared for possible product shortages.