Category Archives: Focus on Fresh

Shifting tide

Local, domestic and value-added items are transforming the seafood department. By Richard Turcsik Change is afloat at the seafood counter of A&P. The product … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

School’s in

With kids back in the classroom moms have to work extra hard to make sure they are eating healthy snacks— retailers can help. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A time for meat

Well-timed promotions and prominently displayed nutritional information are key drivers in helping beef up meat counter sales.   By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Promotions and … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A time for meat

Promotions and pricing, especially in the fresh meat department are akin to a good joke—timing is everything. As consumers continue to look for ways … Continue reading

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A show of fresh ideas

Consumers continue to demand higher quality foods from in-store bakeries and delis. Manufacturers at the IDDBA’s Dairy Deli Bake Expo showed retailers that they … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A show of fresh ideas

For retailers who attended the International Dairy Deli Bakery Association’s (IDDBA) 2011 Seminar & Expo there were a few lessons to be learned from … Continue reading

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Ways of the West

For years Idaho and Oregon have been delivering high-end produce to grocery retailers across the nation. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Produce growers in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Packaged deals

Cash- and time-strapped consumers are turning to packaged meats to feed their families. By Deena Amato-McCoy The tight economy has created a more value-centric … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Taking center stage

Compiled by Elizabeth Louise Hatt Packed with new products and flavors for retailers’ fresh departments, IDDBA’s Deli-Dairy-Bake 2011 runs June 5 through 7 in … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Spreading the word

Many produce growers and marketers have integrated their online and offline marketing campaigns to promote their brand image, paving the way for retailers to … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Skinnier dips

Sales of healthier dip options such as guacamole and hummus are on the rise. By Craig Levitt Whether used for chips or vegetables, a … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Reshaping the GM category

Some grocers are ready to overhaul their general merchandise programs. By Carol Radice Blame it on the economy, fierce competition, an out­dated business mod­el, … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Shaping up

As more consumers try to slim down, savvy retailers are expanding their produce departments. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt If the key to a successful … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Organic Magic

With the organic segment still on the rise, retailers can keep sales blooming with a well-stocked produce aisle. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Organic foods … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

With a cherry on top

Fresh cherries have never been more popular and retailers are preparing for the short, yet profitable season. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt For many people … Continue reading

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Reeling in sales

The International Boston Seafood Show offered a boatload of new products and merchandising ideas. By Richard Turcsik Someone should have call­­ed the Har­bor Pa­trol. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A fresh take

United Fresh addresses some of the top issues of concern to the produce industry, including transportation costs, technology and social media. By Deena M. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

North of the border

Produce growers are heading to Canada to celebrate the warm weather and share their latest offerings at the Canadian Produce Marketing Association’s Annual Convention … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Spring in New England

To find out what is hot in the produce category this year, retailers are heading to Boston for the New England Produce Council Produce … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

A fresh take

Despite rising oil prices, civil unrest overseas and drastic weather conditions worldwide, produce and fresh categories continue to produce strong sales across the supermarket … Continue reading

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Produce packs a punch

Shoppers looking to eat healthier and cook more meals at home are making the produce department a key stop on their shopping trip. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Starting to sizzle

Retailers willing to promote grilling options that go beyond the typical fare are poised for a summer of hot sales in the meat department. … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Bagging more sales

In addition to its functional role, packaging can help make prepared foods tastier and more attractive to shoppers. By Craig Levitt At its most … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Showing support

Commodity boards assist growers, packers and shippers with product research, marketing campaigns and legislative oversight, which helps retailers build sales and brand loyalty. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Kids zone

By offering the latest kid-focused products, along with exciting promotions and events, retailers can turn the produce department into a tool in the battle … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh