Category Archives: Focus on Fresh

Organics Overcoming Obstacles

Demand for organic produce has reached an all-time high, and growers are working diligently to keep supply available. Organic is the new black. As … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Telling the Youth

Product size and packaging can be just as important as taste when marketing to kids in the produce section. “Can I have that?” “No.” … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A Well-done Meat Case

Consumers want protein. Suppliers and retailers need to remind them that the best place to find it is in the meat case. More protein. … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Peppers

Sweet trumps hot for popularity in the peppers category. By Haley Hastings Peppers were the seventh highest selling vegetable category, accounting for 2.9% of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales review: Avocados

By Haley Hastings Buoyed by party occasions such as the Super Bowl and Cinco de Mayo, avocado sales are on the rise. Avocados accounted … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Prowess of the Pacific

Consumers recognize the Pacific Northwest for the quality of its fresh fruit, vegetables and protein—and continue to seek food sourced from the region. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, FEATURED Articles, Focus on Fresh

A Look Back At IDDBA

A record number of retailers and suppliers made the rounds at the 2015 Dairy-Deli-Bake Seminar & Expo. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Center Store, FEATURED Articles, Focus on Fresh

Holding (Food)Service

The 2015 PMA Foodservice show can provide valuable insight on how to satisfy consumers’ growing demands for fresh food.  For many of today’s consumers—especially … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Mushrooms

By Haley Hastings Promoted during the proper times of the year, mushrooms can generate solid sales for retailers. The mushroom category accounted for 1.7% … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

United They Stand

The United Fresh Convention provides the opportunity for industry members to strengthen their network and reinforce their status in the fresh market. These days, … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Beefing Up the Backyard Barbeque

Retailers offering a wide variety of items covering all price points will be best equipped to meet consumers’ grilling needs. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

From Sea to Shining Show

The waters converged on Boston for the 2015 Seafood Expo North America where the latest in flavors, packaging and sustainability efforts were revealed. Seafood … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Rising to the Occasion

Attendees of this year’s IDDBA show will find the best of the Dairy-Deli-Bakery grocery segments together under one roof. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produce Beverages

By Haley Hastings The produce department continues to be an area that shoppers are looking to make beverage purchases. Produce beverages accounted for 2.4% … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Seasonally Sweet Selection

An earlier than usual cherry crop means retailers must act sooner, and provide extra promotional support, to move the fruit off shelf.  There is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales review: Tomatoes

By Haley Hastings Warmer months lead to increased tomato sales. The tomatoes category contributed 5.3% to produce department dollar sales for the 52 weeks … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The trail less traveled

Grocery Headquarters congratulates the produce companies that are forging forward with its 2015 Produce Trailblazer Awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produce by numbers

Grocery Headquarters’ annual State of the Industry Almanac paints a picture of produce department sales. It is no secret that the produce department is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The organic effect

Organic produce and brands continue to steal and win shopper dollars. In February, the USDA approved the first genetically modified apple varieties for the … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Seal of approval

Commodity boards have insight and experience within their categories. Retailers can flourish with a little help from these friends. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fish Finder

The 2015 Seafood Expo North America in Boston offers retailers the chance to haul in a boatload of new products and merchandising ideas. One could spend … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales review: fin fish

By Haley Hastings Salmon is the most popular fin fish species, capturing nearly 40% of category sales. The fin fish category contributed 37.8% to seafood department … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Spotlight On: Clear Springs Foods

Ideal growing conditions, combined with a commitment to quality and innovation, have made Clear Springs Foods one of the world’s largest producers of rainbow trout. … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Spotlight

Country meats western

From country-raised chicken and pork to Western beef, the latest trends in proteins will be the center-of-plate discussion at this month’s 2015 Annual Meat Conference … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales review: Onions and garlic

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews