Apio's gross margin for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013 was lower than the third quarter of last year due to weather-related produce sourcing issues in California which reduced gross profit by $3.0 million this quarter (see Question 5 below). In addition, in GreenLine's business, the normal and expected sourcing pattern for green beans during the third quarter winter months, when green beans are almost exclusively grown in southern Florida, historically result in the lowest gross margin for the year and low to negative profitability for those months depending on the supply and market prices of green beans. During this year's third quarter winter months, although the sourcing of green beans for GreenLine was more favorable than normal, the realized gross margin for GreenLine further lowered Apio's overall gross margin during the quarter.2) Is the fresh-cut produce category continuing to grow?
Landec Reports Results For Third Quarter And First Nine Months Of Fiscal Year 2013
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