MIAMI — The cold weather that swept across much of the U.S. this winter and sent temperatures plunging in Florida this January is still having repercussions in the produce supply chain. Extensive damage there to tomato and strawberry crops in particular has sent their prices soaring at retail. At grocery stores like Publix Super Markets, Lakeland, Fla., the price for some tomato varieties has sky-rocketed as high as $4.50 per pound. Publix is looking to source affected products from ...
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