Category 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

Sales Review: onions and garlic

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Southern style sizzle

The meat industry gathers in Atlanta for the 2014 Annual Meat Conference. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A healthy resolve

Each New Year consumers focus on healthy eating. Retailers would be wise to capitalize on this trend by recommitting to the produce department. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The star of the party

With football season nearing its grand finale, retailers have one last shot at tackling game day sales. Teaming up with produce companies is the winning play. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Potatoes

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The season for spuds

Nutritional messaging and Potato Lovers Month are just a couple of merchandising campaigns that retailers should employ to keep potatoes in season. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

View from the summit

If the PMA’s Fresh Summit Expo floor was any indication, the produce industry is turning over a new leaf. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Dried fruit & snack mixes

Posted in 2013 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Sales Reviews: citrus

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Season’s meatings

The rising cost of meat has made it hard on retailers, but the holiday season presents an opportunity to generate sales. It has been … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Passport to produce

Consumers are spicing and sweetening up their meals year-round, thanks to produce grown abroad. Thanksgiving is one of the only U.S. holidays in which … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Keeping an eye on potatoes

A more favorable yield has potato growers and shippers, along with retailers, optimistic about sales for the coming year. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Scaling the summit

Produce insiders are packing their Mardi Gras masks and heading to The Big Easy for the industry’s “big show”—the annual PMA Fresh Summit. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fishing for dollars

Seafood sales are on the rise as consumers continually look for tasty and cost effective ways to eat healthy. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Tears of joy

The desire for ethnic cuisines and bold flavors have inspired consumers to experiment with new varieties and uses for onions and garlic. Onions and … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh