Category Archives: Focus on Fresh

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

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