No question about it — it is COLD. The arctic express landed on the eastern two-thirds of the country earlier this week. It’s nothing new here in Connecticut, but in Florida farmers are suffering as they tried to salvage millions of dollars of crops. Although South is not used to the unusually cold temperatures, the cold snap is expected to last through the weekend.
Grocers across America — even community grocers — will be hit hardest by the scarcity of the citrus and vegetable crops imported from Florida. This includes oranges, grapefruit, tomatoes, bell peppers, and sugarcane. You know the higher costs will be passed on to us consumers. Read the latest Business Week article for more information about the Florida cold snap.