Product Catalog

  • Curly Parsley

    Curly Parsley

  • Cremini Mushrooms

    Cremini Mushrooms

  • Organic Portobello Mushrooms

    Organic Portobello Mushrooms

  • Sliced Cremini Mushrooms

    Sliced Cremini Mushrooms

  • Micro-greens

    Micro-greens

  • Spaghetti Squash

    Spaghetti Squash

  • IQF Cauliflower

    IQF Cauliflower

  • Eggplant

    Eggplant

  • Shiitake Mushrooms

    Shiitake Mushrooms

  • Grape Tomatoes

    Grape Tomatoes

  • Button Mushroom

    Button Mushroom

  • Basil

    Basil

  • Rosemary

    Rosemary

  • Yellow Squash

    Yellow Squash

  • Sliced Mushrooms

    Sliced Mushrooms

  • Red Pepper

    Red Pepper

  • Sage

    Sage

  • Snow Peas

    Snow Peas

  • Orange Pepper

    Orange Pepper

  • Golden Mushrooms

    Golden Mushrooms

  • Oregano

    Oregano

  • IQF Broccoli

    IQF Broccoli

  • Green Bell Pepper

    Green Bell Pepper

  • IQF Carrots

    IQF Carrots

  • Asparagus

    Asparagus

  • Yellow Crook-Neck Squash

    Yellow Crook-Neck Squash

  • Zucchini

    Zucchini

  • Portobello Mushrooms

    Portobello Mushrooms

  • Italian Parsely

    Italian Parsely

  • Chives

    Chives

  • Mushroom Combo

    Mushroom Combo

  • Medium Mushrooms

    Medium Mushrooms

  • Tarragon

    Tarragon

  • Yellow Pepper

    Yellow Pepper

  • Thyme

    Thyme

  • Cilantro

    Cilantro

  • Cucumber

    Cucumber

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Commodity Update

Commodity Update

Alerts

Last Update: Wednesday June 1st, 2016

El Nino dissipates and La Nina conditions take its place

Weather patterns for the past year have been driven by a remarkably strong El Niño event, but a change is on the way for the summer of 2016. As El Niño dissipates and La Niña conditions take its place, we will be in a period of transition in global weather patterns over the next few months.

This will have an impact on this summer’s weather, from temperatures to precipitation to tropical storms.

We expect to see some significant differences in this year’s temperature pattern compared to the past few summers. During 2013, 2014, and 2015 the focus of the heat was across across the West, with less than the typical amount of heat for most of the East. However, 2016 will feature a return more persistent heat in the East, with above normal temperatures dominating the summer pattern. The West will see areas of above normal temps as well, particularly the northern Plains and Intermountain region, but the heat should not be nearly as persistent or extreme as previous years.

Across the northern tier, particularly the Great Lakes and Northeast, we expect that there will still be a few more bumps along the road to summer with a couple periods of cooler weather during the first few weeks of June. However, by late June summer the heat will take hold and warmer than normal temperatures should dominate through July and August.

In the Southeast, temperatures have already been at or above normal for much of the spring. This should continue to be the case as we expect the usual hot and humid summer weather with a tendency towards above seasonal temperatures.

The South Central part of the country will see typical periods of summer heat, but more unsettled weather as well. With more clouds and rain than normal expected this season – particularly in the early part of the summer – the southern Plains should see temperatures average out near normal. In the northern Plains where drier conditions are more likely, above normal temperatures, but not excessive heat, are expected.

Some parts of the far West will be warmer than normal in the summer of 2016, particularly the Intermountain region. Coastal southern California is expected to be warm as well, where the heat will aggravate the ongoing exceptional drought conditions.

The northern California coast as well as the Pacific Northwest should see temperatures near normal for the summer. Warm waters in the northeastern Pacific will provide enough moisture for cloud cover and precipitation in the north to help keep the heat in check.

The Atlantic Basin Hurricane Season begins on June 1, and this year we expect to see a distinct uptick in tropical storm activity compared to the past three seasons. This is due in part to the developing La Niña, as well as temperature patterns in the North Atlantic.

In particular, this year’s active season is expected to be driven in part by the developing La Niña pattern, which tends to produce conditions favorable for storms to develop by reducing wind shear and increasing convergence in the lower atmosphere over the Atlantic Basin. In addition, if any storms do approach North America, warmer than normal water off the Atlantic and Gulf coasts could allow them to maintain their intensity or even strengthen. 

As we move towards the end of summer and into the fall, we expect to see the developing La Niña to continue to strengthen, becoming the dominant driver of North American weather patterns in the second half of 2016. This will have impacts on the hurricane season, which peaks in mid-September, as well as on temperatures across North America.

In general, we expect the warm pattern from the summer to persist into the fall. This should mean above normal temperatures will be widespread well past Labor Day.

All information can be found at theweathernetwork.com


Freight

Adequate transportation is being reported from all regions with FTL rates. The national average price on diesel has started to increase. The average cost of diesel fuel is reported at $2.426 per gallon this week. Slight weather delays in certain areas.


Commodity Updates

  • Cucumbers

    Cucumbers

    Quality is good. Supply has tightened up and the heat has moved in early this year. Markets are high as we wait on the Carolina’s to come into play with volume. We will continue on with supply in Georgia until we begin the transition to Tennessee. For now, market demand exceeds supply. No shortages at this time.

  • Eggplant

    Eggplant

    Eggplant volume has been a little slow due to heat and the rain, but the quality is great!

  • Green Peppers

    Green Peppers

    Green bell peppers are looking good. The supplies are steady.

  • Squash

    Squash

    Quantity remains solid and consistent. We continue to move into new fields, but the market has certainly tightened up as overall Georgia volume slows down and farms to the north of us experience cooler weather.

  • Zucchini

    Zucchini

    Our zucchini volume has slowed down this past week; but same as the yellow squash we are in new fields and the product looks great.

  • Asparagus

    Markets are expected to raise currently they are down. Quality looks great. No issues filling orders.

  • Snow Peas

    Snow Peas

    Quality is good. No issues.

  • Basil

    Basil

    We are seeing no issues with basil right now. Quality looks good and product is available.

  • Italian Parsley

    Italian Parsley

    Our Italian parsley is showing some slight yellowing due to the heat. Product is available.

  • Curly Parsley

    Curly Parsley

    Curly parsley is coming from California with no issues

  • Grape Tomatoes

    Grape Tomatoes

    No quality issues on grape tomatoes. Product is available and market is steady. We do not expect any shortages.

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Retailers

  • Produce retailers
  • Produce retailers
  • Produce retailers

Retailers

Worldwide Produce Direct is an established, leading produce supply company that services the nation’s top retailers. Our ability to offer our retail customers adjustable ordering quantities with efficient delivery options ensures that each buyer’s needs are precisely met, eliminating waste and perished goods.

Our extensive network of growers allows us to provide fast, varied, and reliable service and products. At Worldwide Produce Direct, we understand that your consumers are our consumers, therefore, we provide innovative products and services to meet the needs of our retail customers as well as the end consumer.

Personalized Services

  • Customized Ordering Options
  • Efficient Delivery
  • Competitive Pricing

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Ordering

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Growers

Our growers

Growers

At Worldwide Product Direct our growers are an integral part of our success, and we value that partnership to the highest degree. We work to build the strength of our growers in many ways, including offering trainings, classes, and educating on industry best practices.

Commitment to Our Growers

  • Staff Training
  • Annual Field Audits
  • Annual Facility Audits

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Restaurants

Restaurant produce

Restaurants

Worldwide Produce Direct has positioned itself as the restaurant produce supplier of exceptional quality for premier national restaurant chains. Our substantial network of growers provides us with the ability to quickly and efficiently meet our customer’s needs as a restaurant produce distributor. With our vast and comprehensive growers network we are able to forge long-standing relationships with our restaurants by providing competitive prices, superior service, and unparalleled quality.

Worldwide Produce Direct, based in Tampa, FL, plays a central role in the success of multiple restaurant chains throughout the Country as a premier restaurant produce supplier. To learn more about our standard product offerings be sure to view our Product Catalog. Apart from our standard produce, World Wide Produce Direct is able to work directly with our customers and growers to create customized produce solutions.

Customized Solutions

  • Exceptional Quality Produce

  • Access to a Global Network of Growers

  • Dedicated Account Representatives

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