Category Archives: Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Grapes

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Apple pickin’

An abundant apple crop will keep store shelves full, but it is up to retailers to find the right mix. If an apple a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sweetening sales

Retailers need to entice shoppers into the bakery department with convenient and unique offerings that satisfy their sweet—and savory—tooth. Nothing brings out a smile … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produc(ing) Excellence

This year’s PMA Fresh Summit is guaranteed to impress as growers demonstrate to the industry that there is still plenty of room for innovation. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, FEATURED Articles, Focus on Fresh

Talking Shop with… Julia Kadison

Julia Kadison, CEO at MilkPEP, says the Great American Milk Drive is designed to deliver milk to families that need it most. Tell us … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Columns, Focus on Fresh, Talking Shop

Food Forum: A meaty issue

Organic and natural offerings are becoming must-haves in the meat department. By Brian Diffenderfer As consumers become increasingly concerned about healthier living and “better … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Columns, Focus on Fresh

One fish, two fish, old fish, new fish

Unique species and tastes are luring shoppers to the seafood case. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Packaged salads

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Optimizing organics

It is time for retailers to prime their produce departments for serious organic sales. Most politicians would kill to have the approval rating that … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Tears without fear

Creative marketing campaigns behind onions and garlic are capturing the imagination of consumers. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Back to snack season

With kids heading back to the classroom, the industry teams up to keep offering healthy snacks. “A nation of snackers.” That is the general … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Grinding out meat sales

As prices increase, consumers are looking for added value when shopping the meat case. The meat case has always been a point of differentiation … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Raising the bar

Soup, salad and Mediterranean bars provide retailers with all the right ingredients for success. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Avocados

Posted in 2014 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Talk of the Northwest

The Pacific Northwest has a plethora of produce in the ground, fish in the sea and products made from local ingredients. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Apples

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Mile high on ideas and innovation

The 2014 IDDBA convention in Denver showcased the latest in dairy, deli and bakery product and merchandising ideas. By Richard Turcsik and Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Mushrooms

The end of year holiday season is peak time for mushroom sales. By Jordyn Bailey Mushrooms made up 4.1% of all vegetable sales for … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

A fresh connection

United Fresh 2014 focuses on meeting consumer demand, transportation and food safety. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Spotlight on: Rainier Fruit Co.

Experience, pride and the conviction to try new things contribute to success of the Rainier Fruit Co. Consistency. That is the most important thing … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Spotlight

Feeding the flames

The summer grilling season presents opportunities for retailers to increase fresh meat sales.  Since the cavemen figured out how to create fire, people have … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Cherries

Significant price increases led to decreased cherries sales.  By Martha Scheler Cherries made up 2.9% of fruit dollar sales, ahead of specialty fruit, pears … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Snacktime’s sweetheart

Cherries fill a void as consumers look for fresh healthy snack options during the hot days of summer. Cherries have always had a place … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Growing like a weed

Organic produce is skyrocketing and farmers are working hard to increase the yield and variety of organic items available.  From artichokes to zucchini, an … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A slice of Dairy-Deli-Bake

The IDDBA’s annual Dairy-Deli-Bake Conference rises to the top in the Mile-High City. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh