Lockdown easing should restore packing demand

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THE easing of lockdown measures in the UK yesterday (Monday, April 12th) will help to restore levels of demand to the country's packing trade, it is hoped.

Supermarket demand is primarily for Maris Piper, though availability of best quality supplies are reportedly hard to come by. Price of such quality are high as a result.

Packing demand is said to be relatively constant, with repeat orders common. Demand could pick up next week as we enter the first week of hospitality restrictions easing, although this could take from the retail side slightly.

With Reds availability proving somewhat limited, premiums over Whites continue to stretch.

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