Tag Archives: Nielsen Perishables Group

Sales Review: Cherries

Significant price increases led to decreased cherries sales.  By Martha Scheler Cherries made up 2.9% of fruit dollar sales, ahead of specialty fruit, pears … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh, Perishables Group Sales Reviews

Snacktime’s sweetheart

Cherries fill a void as consumers look for fresh healthy snack options during the hot days of summer. Cherries have always had a place … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 05 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Three Year Apple Category Growth Run Continued During Holidays

Supermarket sales data released by Nielsen Perishables Group reveals continued strong apple category growth over the December holiday period. A three year analysis of … Continue reading

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Research Shows Apple Category Volume Growth

Supermarket performance data for November released this week shows apple volume in supermarkets increased by 2.5%. Volume gains were supported by falling retail prices, … Continue reading

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Food Forum: An apple for every day

Apples can provide retailers with substantial sales, as long as they navigate the growing category properly. By Steve Lutz Apples are hot.   With … Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Columns

Sales Review: Potatoes

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

The season for spuds

Nutritional messaging and Potato Lovers Month are just a couple of merchandising campaigns that retailers should employ to keep potatoes in season. Continue reading

Posted in 2014 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Post Gains for the Third Quarter of 2013

Fruits and vegetables posted gains in dollar sales this quarter compared to last year’s figures. The majority of fruit and vegetable categories also maintained … Continue reading

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Passport to produce

Consumers are spicing and sweetening up their meals year-round, thanks to produce grown abroad. Thanksgiving is one of the only U.S. holidays in which … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 11 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Research Shows Shoppers will Pay More for Omega-3 Enriched Chicken

Consumer research from the Nielsen Perishables Group and O&T Farms found that 79% of consumers polled are interested in chicken enriched with omega-3 fatty … Continue reading

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Steve Lutz Joins Columbia Marketing International

Columbia Marketing International, an established grower/shipper of premium quality apples, pears and cherries, has hired Steve Lutz as VP of Marketing.  Steve replaces Bob … Continue reading

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Fresh Produce Sales, Volume Up in Q1 FreshFacts on Retail

Fresh produce saw positive dollar and volume sales in the first quarter of 2013, a strong start to the year. Organic fruits and vegetables … Continue reading

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Join the club

More consumers are choosing a retail outlet based on the quality and value of fresh foods and club stores are making a strong statement. Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Optimizing organics

Organics have won over consumer dedication; now it is time for retailers to follow suit. For the past nine years the Environmental Working Group … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 06 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Study Shows Mango Buyers Purchase More

The National Mango Board (NMB) has published the Mango FreshFacts Shopper Insights report, which shows that mango buyers spend 40% more per grocery basket than … Continue reading

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Fruit, Organics Post Strong Performance in Q4

Fresh produce made strong gains in Q4 of 2012 compared to the previous year, according to the latest edition of FreshFacts on Retail, the … Continue reading

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For the love of spuds

Potato sales tend to slow down at the beginning of the year. By keeping them front and center in the produce department, retailers can … Continue reading

Posted in 2013 01 Article Archives, Focus on Fresh

Bright Performance for Fruit, Organics & Value-Added Produce in Q3 FreshFacts on Retail

Fresh produce maintained sales figures from the previous year in Q3 of 2012, driven by fruits and other produce. Decreases in average retail price … Continue reading

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Upward Growth for Fresh Produce Continues in Q2 FreshFacts on Retail

Fresh produce dollar and volume sales saw larger increases in the second quarter of 2012 than the first, though average retail prices continued to … Continue reading

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Fluctuating Prices Have Varied Effects in Q1 FreshFacts on Retail

Fresh produce retail prices fluctuated in the first quarter of 2012, though fruit categories managed to remain steady while the majority of vegetable products … Continue reading

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Value-Added and Organic Produce Show Growth in Q4 FreshFacts on Retail

According to the latest edition of FreshFacts on Retail, nearly all categories within value-added and organic produce groups saw positive dollar and volume growth, … Continue reading

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