As we embrace summer, the food market is teeming with a good variety of fruits and vegetables, both locally produced and imported from France and Spain. According to reports, pricing will remain firm but stable over the coming weeks.
In general, prices for frozen products are finally showing signs of stability or reduction due to lower demand. While this situation may change later in the year, for now, we can enjoy some much-awaited stability in the frozen market.
Additionally, due to the spawning season of cod and haddock, their flesh becomes thinner and yields decrease, making it difficult to obtain substantial quantities of these fish. If you're looking for suitable alternatives, hake is currently offering good value, plaice fillets will be rich and flavorful, and pollock, coley, and ling are all excellent substitutes for white fish. Mackerel is now in season and in ample supply; it's advisable to secure this before they are exported to the continent.
Milk prices are decreasing as the country entered the peak milk production period in May.
Take a look at the price movements and the quality of the products by category below:
Key price movements:
Sources: Direct Seafood UK, Dole UK, Farm Advisory Service, Oliver Kay UK.