Table Grapes Set to Weather the Covid-19 Storm Relatively Well: US Market Outlook 2020/21

Late shipments from Mexico, typical supply levels from California, and increasing shipments from South America will keep shelves well-stocked going forward this season.


Regarding the Covid-19 impact, “The table grape industry expects to take advantage of strong retail fresh produce sales in the US and healthy snacking trends amid pandemic consumption patterns,” says David Magaña, Senior Analyst – Fresh Produce.

Industry-wide challenges that will continue to demand adapting practices include: rising labor costs, increasing competition, water availability, and price volatility, among others. During Covid-19 times, social-distancing practices along the supply chain will be critical.