Category 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, FEATURED Articles, 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

Northern exposure

Produce exhibitors at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association annual event had lots to show attendees.  Eager to bring their products to a growing and … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Tomatoes

As consumers look to eat healthier between meals, sales of snacking tomatoes continue to increase. By Haley Hastings Tomatoes accounted for 5.4% of produce … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

From the ground up

Grocery Headquarters recognizes the produce world’s industry-changers with its inaugural 2014 Produce Trailblazer Awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produce’s big players

Knowing where shoppers are placing their dollars can be the difference between full shelves or full carts. Imagine creating a large display of soup … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Berries

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fishing for complements

At Seafood Expo North America retail buyers will be looking to net the perfect accompaniments to fill their seafood cases. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Clearly Canadian

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association is bringing its convention and trade show back to Vancouver this year. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A value proposition

Produce companies are helping consumers eat healthy and quickly with value-added products and snacks. Cooking dinner for a family each evening is a harder … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produce’s big top performance

This year’s Southern Exposure event promises to be  “the greatest produce show on earth.” No longer is an apple just an apple or a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The expanding world of organics

Consumers continue to ask about organics. Growers are answering them, while leading shoppers to the category. Is organic produce healthier than conventional? Do the … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh