Category Archives: Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Tomatoes

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Northward bound

Produce growers and companies are geared up for CPMA with promotions and products for the Canadian market. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Getting on board

Working with commodity boards can go a long way toward helping retailers boost sales.  Produce sales are strong in the spring and summer, and … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produce’s fresh outlook

Marketing the health benefits of fruits and vegetables and convenient snack options have helped boost sales in the produce department. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

On the waterfront

Tons of new products, trends and merchandising ideas for seafood were unloaded and sampled at the International Boston Seafood Show. Chef Richard A. Keys … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A Name Changer for Meat

The NPB and the NCBA unveiled its proposed changes to the fresh meat nomenclature and labeling for retail at the American Meat Institute’s 2013 Annual Meat Conference. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Setting sail

Buyers dropping anchor at this month’s International Boston Seafood Show will be hauling back a ton of new merchandising ideas. A record haul of … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Rising to the top

Retailers will need imagination with their assortment and merchandising if they hope to boost the average customer visit to the in-store bakery. Ah, the … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A face-off

The produce aisle could soon resemble a child’s play room with popular kid-friendly characters and images decorating shelves. Imagine and aisle within the grocery … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Meating up in Music City

Stocked with innovative merchandising ideas, new products and samples galore, AMI’s Annual Meat Conference is around the corner. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

All grown up

The Southeast Produce Council prepares for the Tenth anniversary of its Southern Exposure show. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Onions and Garlic

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Hold the pesticides

Organic produce sales continue to climb. Their benefits may be up for dispute, but its clear consumers recognize organics exist. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produce(ing) a new start

With the New Year comes New Year’s resolutions, often creating opportunities for retailers to promote fresh fruits and vegetables. After indulging in delectable treats … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Hooked on seafood

Increased costs for beef, chicken and pork have consumers trawling the seafood aisle in search of protein. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

For the love of spuds

Potato sales tend to slow down at the beginning of the year. By keeping them front and center in the produce department, retailers can … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Culture Shock

Greek yogurt is slowly taking over the yogurt segment, and with consistent double-digit growth retailers should be making room. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Dips

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Sales Review: Bakery

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Produce with punch

With a new format and record attendance, the 2012 PMA Fresh Summit was one to remember. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Produce Powerhouse

PMA Fresh Summit is fast approaching. The industry is poised to put its best foot forward. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Celebrating the Spud

With strong potato sales and abundant supply in the ground, growers are celebrating the category. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Porgy and Bass

A well-stocked showstopper seafood department can create sweet music for the bottom line. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Organic opportunities

Increased availability, improved product appearance and unique offerings are creating new sales options for organic produce. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Back to the roots

Onion and garlic growers are inviting consumers to discover where their food is coming from, and retailers are reaping the results. Healthy. Local. Safe. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh