Growers, wholesalers and retailers view Midwestern-grown produce as a fresh, quality, dependable source of fruits and vegetables.
Category Sales Opportunities
As the restaurant trade continues to bounce back, the industry has an opportunity to build off retail momentum to ensure that mushrooms remain a staple… Read More
There is still an opportunity for growth as more than one-third of households do not purchase the fruit.
Their long shelf life, low shrink, good retail pricing and year-round availability make these fresh items a possible gold mine in a small space.
Retailers are encouraged to get out in front of consumers early, even before the full-fledged harvest comes to a peak. Originally printed in the February… Read More
The tomato category still grows, with snacking varieties, heirlooms, TOV and others gaining ground. Originally printed in the February 2021 issue of Produce Business.
Mangos are on track for robust growth in 2021 as Mexican imports start shipping and market momentum continues to build. Originally printed in the February… Read More
Shippers are torn between long shelf-life and sweeter cantaloupe, while watermelons and honeydews diversify. California is one of the leading state producers of watermelons and… Read More
Despite strong demand for fresh flavors, the challenge for distributors is getting to market in a timely fashion. The demand for fresh herbs shows no… Read More
Smart pairings can increase rings for the produce department. Tie-ins can help move fruit. Whether crepes, dips, pie shells, shortcake or glazes, complementary products help… Read More