Category 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Netting new ideas

An ocean full of merchandising opportunities awaits attendees of the International Boston Seafood Show. By Richard Turcsik According to the recently re­leased 2010 Dietary … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 03 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

Meat and greet

The 2011 Meat Conference is packed with new products and innovations ready to fly off retailers’ shelves. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt As 2011 gets … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

California dreamin’

The Golden State’s natural resources make it a top produce provider. By Deena M. Amato-McCoy According to the Beach Boys, “The West Coast has … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Heading South

Retailers attending the 2011 Southern Exposure show can expect to see advances in food safety along with new products, packaging and marketing programs. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh start

As consumer resolve to eat healthier and diet in the new year, retailers can be a valuable resource. By Charlotte Barnard With the arrival … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

One-stop sweet shop

No longer an afterthought, retailers are turning the in-store bakery into a destination with the delicious desserts customers demand. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt Knowing … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Pass the potatoes

New potato varieties, smaller packages and value-added offerings are attracting a new generation of consumers. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt At one time, the typical … Continue reading

Posted in 2011 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh game plan

Super Bowl Sunday can be a winner in the fresh aisles, but it takes some planning by retailers to ensure victory. By Elizabeth Louise … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Crisp & creamy

Packaged salads and refrigerated dressings are popular with consumers looking for healthy and convenient meal ideas. By Elizabeth Louise Hatt When the economy took … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Saving steps

Sales of value-added produce remain strong as consumers seek faster meal prep­aration and healthier snacks. By Nora Caley While consumers continue to  look for … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh