Category 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

Sales review: Refrigerated dressings

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

Milking it

By paying attention to the latest trends and stocking the right products, retailers can increase sales and profitability in the dairy case. Change is … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Three ring food circus

With three of the largest grocery retail shows under one roof; retailers have ample opportunity to learn. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A Spring Showcase… continued

While April showers may bring us flowers, the rainy Spring month also brings the produce industry a couple of its favorite trade shows— the … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A Spring Showcase

Retailers are looking north to see what is blooming for spring produce. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Thrill of the Grill

The grilling season and consumers’ desire to eat healthier are driving protein sales. The signs of spring are unmistakeable. Love abounds, birds are chirping, … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The Top Tier

Fashion and mainstream style are influencing bakery designs. With manufacturers help, in-store bakeries should be able to keep up. Many argue it was Sex … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Giving back is the new black

Retailers are finding that community support does more than make them feel warm and fuzzy inside. It is growing sales. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Call of the sea

International Boston Seafood Show attendees will be lured by exhibitors featuring new products and marketing programs. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A swap of meaty ideas

The 2012 Annual Meat Conference returns to Orlando, February 19 – 21, promising to offer something for everybody associated with the meat industry. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Southern hospitality

The Southeast Produce Council’s (SPC) Southern Exposure trade show is a favorite for many produce growers. Its smaller size and intimate setting provides a breeding ground for developing new relationships. This year’s show promises to be no different. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Cultivating yogurt culture

Innovations, including Greek yogurt, packaging and digital media are spurring consumer interest. Dairy products continue to play a bigger role in the American diet. … Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Soups satisfy

Industry observers say consumers and retailers are embracing the value proposition of fresh soup offerings. They further suggest that the primary reasons for growth in this category is that fresh soup represents value for the money, while offering a convenient meal solution. Continue reading

Posted in 2012 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh