Italy: Small fruit observatory and skyrocketing prices in Bologna
Market & Price Trends
Published Sep 20, 2023
The prices of small fruits in large-scale retail stores in Bologna are high, but the quality is questionable, especially for blueberries. The availability of small fruits in stores is limited and the products are often old. Peruvian blueberries are starting to appear but in limited quantities.
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The prices of small fruits in the Bolognese large-scale retail trade are very high, but the quality is not as high. Indeed, the quality standards of blueberries are questionable, while for raspberries and blackberries it is the Italian origin that does not shine. Meanwhile, the first, very few, Peruvian blueberries are making their appearance. Here is the summary of the findings that yesterday, 18 September, affected Bologna la ghiotta. In the Emilian capital, 20 sales points of 20 brands belonging to 12 large-scale retail trade groups (large-scale retail trade) were visited. The brands in question are: Aldi, Carrefour, Carrefour Express, Carrefour Market, Conad City, Conad Superstore, Coop, Despar, Dpiù, Esselunga, Eurospar, Eurospin, iN's, Ipercoop, Lidl, Pam, Pam Local, Sigma. At the time of the visit, the Crai and inCoop sales points did not have small fruits in their assortment. Assortment In the shops visited there were from a minimum of one to a maximum of six references, ...