Category Archives: Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Onions

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Organic grows up

Consumers want to know where and how their produce is grown. The expanding organic segment is increasingly quelling their concerns—and boosting store sales. Everyday … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Eyeing apples

Apples are a core fruit within the produce section and sales are on the rise. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Honing in on healthy snacks

With innovations in flavor, packaging and brand appeal, produce companies are winning over the snacking category. It seems almost weekly a new snack item … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Pork

Posted in 2013 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Full of pep(pers)

The diversity of peppers is driving sales in the supermarket aisle and innovation in the field. Some like them hot. Some like them sweet. … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Leaders of the Pac Northwest

The fresh foods produced and the companies producing them help the Pacific Northwest region thrive. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A sweet time in the sunshine state

Flavor, nutrition and sustainability were just a few of the trends underlying the innovations at the 2013 IDDBA Seminar and Expo. Orlando may be … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Join the club

More consumers are choosing a retail outlet based on the quality and value of fresh foods and club stores are making a strong statement. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Optimizing organics

Organics have won over consumer dedication; now it is time for retailers to follow suit. For the past nine years the Environmental Working Group … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Cherries

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Snackin’ in the sun

As days grow longer consumers begin to look for convenient, fresh snack ideas. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Dairy-Deli-Bakery 2013 is set to deliver

Innovation and presentation will be front and center at IDDBA. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh, fun and in the sun

United Fresh 2013 is gearing up for an event full of education and networking. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 05 Article 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