Category Archives: Focus on Fresh

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

A lunchbox full of fruits & veggies

Produce companies’ kid-friendly snack packs and seasonal fruit promotions are making parents’ back-to-school shopping as easy as A-B-C. One of the most exciting moments … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Packaged Salads

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Far from the tree

As apple and pear season kicks off, retailers are boosting promotions and in-store displays to meet demand. An apple a day keeps the doctor … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Getting crafty in Cajun country

The 2012 IDDBA convention provided retailers with a wealth of products and merchandising ideas.  Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The best from the Northwest

The distinctive climate of the Northwest makes for some of the most well-received produce and seafood in the country. The Northwest region of the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Deli prepared foods

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Sales Reviews: Tomatoes

Posted in 2012 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

In the spotlight

Grocery retailers will be out in full force tasting new cheeses and scouting the hottest bakery and deli items at IDDBA’s Deli-Dairy-Bake 2012. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

An after school’s [out] snack

As manufacturers continue to grow their small-size produce offerings, it is up to retailers to make the connection with parents and kids in store. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Everything covered

The right packaging has to be more than recyclable materials. It must meet the growing demands of consumers and retailers. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Hitting the jackpot

Nutritional benefits and an extended selling season have made cherries a hot item in the produce section. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Sales Review: Deli dips, toppings & spreads

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews