14 Sep 2023

Food prices starting to stabilise says produce expert

From Morning Report, 8:27 am on 14 September 2023

A produce expert says food prices are starting to stabilise, and the outlook for the cost of fruit and vegetables is looking a lot sunnier.

Stats NZ's Food Price Index for August is up 8.9 percent year on year, a slight drop compared with a month earlier.

Jerry Prendergast is president of United Fresh, working in the world of fruit and vegetables, and he says growers have had a tough few years but winter has been kinder to them than last summer was.

Prendergast spoke to Ingrid Hipkiss.