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Sweet potatoes in good supply to promote

By
Ron Pelger

Sweet potatoes are no longer just for the holidays. They have been developing into a very popular item on a regular basis. Thanks to very favorable weather conditions during the growing season, the North Carolina new crop sweet potatoes are at peak performance. There is moderate demand on a steady market with a good supply for promoting.

Besides North Carolina, sweet potatoes are available out of Mississippi, Louisiana and California. Advertise and display sweet potatoes on an end cap tied in with broccoli, cauliflower, or green beans and watch those sales build.

Transportation activity —— Please note that there have been very steady increases in diesel fuel prices that continue to reach record levels. The Energy Information Administration recently posted $5.31per gallon for diesel fuel on the West Coast other than California. Diesel fuel out of California was posted at $6.21 per gallon. Some reports have it headed to the $7-gallon price in the Golden State. Future shipping costs which are changing at a steady pace during these uncertain times of inflation.

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