various cuts of meat and saving money. 10 for $10 specials were once again available on many fruits and vegetables.
The peaches and nectarines stone fruits were very popular along with the berries (strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries). Northwest
cherries made a big splash this week and were down 77 cents per pound on average from the previous week.
Fruit made up 53% of all produce items on ad which totaled 271,608, down 3% from the Independence Day ads. Cantaloups at $2.30 each nationally
were 20% higher in price than a year ago. Plums were 29 cents per pound cheaper than the previous week, on average.
Sweet yellow onions, at $1.07 per pound, were 12% lower in price than the same week a year ago. On-the-vine tomatoes were down 32 cents per
pound nationally from the previous week. Grape tomatoes were also a major ad item this week at $2.27 for 1 pint containers. Corn, at 35 cents an
ear, was exactly the same price on average as a year ago and cucumbers were up only 1 cent each from last year. Zucchini’s were down 3 cents from
last week but up 4 cents from last year."
Top 5 Commodities Featured This Week
Top 10 Fruits as Percentage of Total Fruit Ads
Top 10 Vegetables as Percentage of Total Vegetable Ads
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