Tag Archives: CMI

The Road to Sustainable Sustenance

The fresh foods industry is finding truth in the old phrase ‘It’s not the destination, but the journey,’ when it comes to implementing sustainability initiatives.  Sustainability … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Northwest Bartlett Pear Season Starts with Smaller Fruit

The 2015 Washington State Bartlett harvest is underway. Initial harvest reports reveal that early field predictions indicating an increase in small-sized pears are proving … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, What's New

CMI sees 2015 Washington apple crop shifting to meet emerging consumer demand

Just released crop estimates for the 2015 apple crop in Washington predict a decline of 10.5% from the record harvest in 2014. According to … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Uncategorized, What's New

Ambrosia and Honeycrisp Lead Top 10 Sales Dollars

Demand is hot for Ambrosia apples this summer, as they continue to be one of the brightest items in supermarket produce departments. Recently released scan … Continue reading

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CMI plans to expand Pear Pouch bag success

The initial Washington State pear crop forecasts for the 2015 harvest are in, with a slight increase in production predicted, up from the smaller … Continue reading

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Organics Overcoming Obstacles

Demand for organic produce has reached an all-time high, and growers are working diligently to keep supply available. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 08 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Nonfoods for Profit

Record early finish on cherries creates a sales void

With the unprecedented early cherry harvest, supplies are falling abruptly and retailers will now have missing sales dollars unless they fill the void with alternatives. … Continue reading

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CMI Re-Releases Window Box Cherry Display for Retailers

With the main cherry selling season underway, CMI is re-releasing its proprietary free standing, secondary display for supermarkets. The self-contained shipping unit is designed … Continue reading

Posted in Promotions, What's New

Northwest Cherry Season is Ramping Up

Early rains and hot weather have made for an unexpectedly erratic start to the Northwest cherry season for many Washington shippers. That could change … Continue reading

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KIKU brand apples set records for April performance

KIKU apples set supermarket sales records for April, leading performance in the apple category according to just released data from Nielsen Perishables Group. For … Continue reading

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New CMI Cherry Pop-Top Lid Debuts in Export Markets

The Northwest cherry season is underway bringing great opportunities early on for export markets. Columbia Marketing International has pioneered the first cherry shipping box … Continue reading

Posted in Perishables, Promotions, What's New

Seasonally Sweet Selection

An earlier than usual cherry crop means retailers must act sooner, and provide extra promotional support, to move the fruit off shelf.  There is … Continue reading

Posted in 2015 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Retailers shift apple displays to accommodate new varieties

Produce executives at supermarkets are responding to the rapid growth of branded apples by re-thinking shelf and distribution strategies. Scan data reports for U.S. … Continue reading

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The trail less traveled

Grocery Headquarters congratulates the produce companies that are forging forward with its 2015 Produce Trailblazer Awards. Continue reading

Posted in 2015 04 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Ambrosia Apples Jump into Top 10

Over the past 13 weeks, a record 14,022 supermarkets put Ambrosia Apples from CMI on the shelves for consumers. This push resulted in Nielsen data … Continue reading

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Ambrosia Apples go to the Oscars

The countdown to the 87th Annual Oscars is in full swing. This year, Ambrosia Apples will be joining the ranks of products featured in the … Continue reading

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Fresh options from PMA Fresh Summit

For many in the produce industry, the PMA Fresh Summit marks the finale of a busy year. Grocery Headquarters celebrates the show’s brightest innovations and takes a peek at what is to come. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 12 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Social Media Contest Helps CMI Understand Buying Trends

Columbia Marketing International (CMI) gained insight into consumer buying trends through a social media contest it conducted through a Facebook page created for Ambrosia apples. … Continue reading

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PMA Honors Packaging Excellence with PMA Impact Awards

One of the most anticipated events from last week’s PMA Fresh Summit is the PMA Impact Awards: Excellence in Packaging. This year’s awards received more than … Continue reading

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Spotlight On: CMI

For 25 years CMI has exhibited commitment to its products, customers and long-term growth–and it has no plans to let up anytime soon. Twenty-five … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Spotlight

Apple pickin’

An abundant apple crop will keep store shelves full, but it is up to retailers to find the right mix. If an apple a … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 10 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

CMI Rolls Out Pouch Bag of Sweet Gourmet Pears

CMI’s Sweet Gourmet Pears program drove almost $900,000 in incremental dollars in a test with a major U.S. retailer, according to the company. With … Continue reading

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Optimizing organics

It is time for retailers to prime their produce departments for serious organic sales. Most politicians would kill to have the approval rating that … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 09 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

CMI Named Finalist for PMA Impact Award

Columbia Marketing International (CMI) has been named as a finalist for the 2014 PMA Impact Awards in Excellence in Packaging for their innovative single-serving … Continue reading

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CMI Identifies Consumer Behavior for Package Information

Understanding how consumers utilize package information to access web and digital information are key questions CMI is attempting to answer via a new test … Continue reading

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