PUBLISHER: Fresh Plaza (www.freshplaza.com)
The global melon market has been up and down in many countries this season. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect sales, as many catering companies are not back at pre-pandemic operating levels across the globe, affecting demand from this sector. Logistic issues also continue to affect imports in some countries, driving prices up and leading to the cancellation of some programmes, as has been seen in China, which only started importing Brazilian melons in 2020. The weather in countries in Europe also led to a lack of interest in melons, as they are traditionally a summer treat for many consumers, to be eaten on sunny days.