Category 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, FEATURED Articles, 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

Golden globes

A properly merchandised onions and garlic display can help any produce manager usher in an award-winning performance. Breathtaking. That is what a well-merchandised display … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Full speed ahead

Organic produce is flying off the shelves. Will farmers and retailers be able to keep up with the demand? A “runaway train” is what organic … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Potatoes

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

More of a good thing

New varieties, value-added offerings and the ever-popular display contests are predicted to drive sales in the potato category. Smaller in size, but more of … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produce shopper support

New Year’s resolutions are in full swing. Retailers that help consumers stay on track will win their loyalty year-round. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The sustainable seafood angle

Seafood is heating up the competition with sustainably sourced products and value-added offerings. “Approximately two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered in water” is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Pears

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Scoring with Super Bowl sales

Super Bowl XLIX is fast approaching. It is time for grocers to draw up a winning game plan to capitalize on the opportunity. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh options from PMA Fresh Summit

For many in the produce industry, the PMA Fresh Summit marks the finale of a busy year. Grocery Headquarters celebrates the show’s brightest innovations and takes a peek at what is to come. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Citrus

  Perishables Group Sales Review: Citrus

Posted in 2014 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Organic Support

Talks of an organic checkoff are heating up as the industry recognizes an increasing need for research and education. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A seasonless selection of produce

By bringing together growing regions around the world, the produce industry is able to offer shoppers a wide range of fruits and vegetables—even those … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 11 Article 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