Category Archives: Focus on Fresh

Westward Ho!

Companies in Idaho and Washington State are spreading the message of the area’s unique produce through social media and websites. By Carol Radice Odds … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Striking it rich

The 2010 IDDBA convention in Houston showcased a wealth of products and creative merchandising ideas. By Richard Turcsik The A-list speakers, in­cluding Rachel Ray, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Mixing & matching

Salad options expand beyond the traditional as consumers search for convenient ways to eat healthier. By Craig Levitt As Americans continue to concern themselves … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Kind cuts

Packaged meats offer consumers convenience and value while expanding opportunities for retailers. By Nina Amir Packaged meat is a dependable but historically slow-growing category—sales … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 07 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Winn-Dixie Prepped For 2010 Hurricane Season

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 1, 2010) – Today marks the beginning of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season, which experts say will be an “active to … Continue reading

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Space race

A look at some of the products that will be featured at IDDBA’s Dairy-Deli-Bake 2010 in Houston on June 6-8. By Carol Radice DAIRY … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

United for the consumer

At this year’s United Fresh, the talk was about making the produce aisle an easier and more inviting place to shop. By Seth Mendelson … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh Food Forum: A matter of trust

Canada is the only country in North America with a mandatory national cattle identification program. By Marty Carpenter A survey among U.S. beef buyers … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh Food Forum: Balancing the apple cart

Is there a risk to offering too many varieties of apples? By Kevin Precht How many new apple varieties do we need? Everyone up … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Columns, Focus on Fresh

Tickled cherry blossom pink

Improved packaging and promotions, along with the expectation of an excellent crop, promise to make cherry growers, retailers and consumers giddy with excitement. By … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Hot stove

To attract customers seeking simple meal solutions, stores are installing high-end cooking equipment that is simple and efficient to use so they can change … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Going for gold

The Canadian Produce Marketing Association Annual Convention heads to Vancouver. By Carol Radice The ski jumps have been disassembled, the hockey skates hung up … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Something to sea

The 2010 International Boston Seafood Show was awash in new merchandising ideas and value-added products. By Richard Turcsik At this year’s International Boston Seafood … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh & fruitful

A look at the events and exhibitors at the upcoming United Fresh 2010. By Craig Levitt From former Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s keynote address … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Growing the meat market

A close look at shoppers’ buying habits reveals that smart grocers can use the meat case to develop loyal customers. By Craig Levitt The … Continue reading

Posted in 2009 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The power of produce

The produce department remains the heart of the supermarket as consumers continue to focus on their health and home cooking. There is no denying … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Artful artichokes

Dairy sales are back on track thanks to innovative products and heightened consumer awareness. By Nora Caley They make a gorgeous display in the … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Meating Place

The 2010 Annual Meat Conference offers information, tools and trends to help retailers increase meat case sales. By Craig Levitt With a technology fair, … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

SeaQuest

At this year’s International Boston Seafood Show, look for versatility and affordability to be the catch of the day. By Richard Turcsik In a … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 03 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Ready for their close-up

Leafy greens, berries and other gems from California fill the produce aisles all year long. By Nina Amir Nearly every supermarket in the U.S. … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Saucy tomatoes

New varieties and the shift to more greenhouse production are giving a boost to the category. By Nora Caley It has been a tough … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

All aboard!

Commodity boards come in a range of shapes, sizes and purposes, but they share a focus on helping retailers build sales. By Carol Radice … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 02 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Super spuds

Potato growers are grabbing the side dish spotlight with eye-popping pro­mo­tions and value-added products that stress convenience. By Nina Amir The cold weather and … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh start

With the indulgence of the holidays behind us, the beginning of a new year is a great time for retailers to promote healthy eating … Continue reading

Posted in 2010 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

In its prime

The current recession has created a virtual perfect storm for retailers’ beef sales. Consumers’ predilection for eating at home has obviously been beneficial for … Continue reading

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