Retail demand was buoyant over the Christmas period and continues to be ‘steady’ as we set into what would be a typically quieter time of year. There was continued upheaval for the food service sector over the festive season as restaurants were forced to shut at 8pm. The pandemic scenario continues to cause market trade as we begin the new year. Input costs for the upcoming season continue to be a huge concern for growers. Input costs for 2021 had already increased significantly but the signs for 2022 are hugely concerning.
Across Europe, traders are reporting intense disappointment following the recent resurgence of Covid-19. Trade continues to be affected with various lockdown measures imposed in different member states. In the U.K. movement of M.Piper has not been brisk but quality samples are starting to command a premium. Buyers of M.Piper have been looking for quality.
|Rooster 10 kg||€4||€5||€4.50|
|Queens 10 kg bag||€5||€6||€5.50|