Market Update - July 7th to July 20th, 2018

At  ChefHero we’re passionate about helping our customer’s businesses succeed.

Culture. Small chains. Bathrooms. Check out this week’s roundup of the best stories we found to keep you aware, informed and successful, or read on first for the latest produce market pricing news.

Produce Report


Product of the Week

⇣ 13%

This week iceberg lettuce fell the most in price across all our suppliers, specifically cases of 24's. It's almost like we could all use a crisp, refreshing snap in our dishes after this heatwave...

Pricing trends are an aggregate of all our vendors.

What information are we basing this report on? Our team is always in contact with our network, from our dedicated suppliers, to our own reps with their ears on the street. 


Weekly Savings 

Green Zucchini

⇣ 13%


⇣ 10%

Broccoli, Case, 18's

⇣ 10%


Pricing Alerts


⇡ 39%

Green Peppers

⇡ 36%

Red Onions

⇡ 32%


Market Updates, News, and Trends


1) Positive Cultures in Your Restaurant: Hiring, Training, Reinforcement and Values
Restaurant Insider published a great article last week with some great food for thought on building a strong culture, ultimately leading to lower employee turnover and great customer experience. Read it here.

2) Washroom Etiquette
To the shock of absolutely no one, clean restroom facilities are a major consideration for patrons across all industries, but especially diners. We tracked down Menu magazine’s list of the top washrooms in Canada, and a spiritually similar piece from Restaurants Canada with some tips and inspiration. 2019 list; here you come. 

3) 15 Minutes on why Small Chains Will Rule the World

These are just some of the reasons culled from Nashville’s Restaurant Directions conference why small and independent chains are in a perfect position to respond to modern customers' needs. Head still spinning from the multiple hours of footage from the last conference update we shared? We loved it, but this podcast is just over 15 minutes and is a great quick listen for owner-operators.

Check back in two weeks for another update!

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Graeme Benko
Vendor Success Manager