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Almonds Increase in Popularity Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - This healthy snack packs a protein punch. Originally printed in the April 2024 issue of Produce Business. The generous displays… ... Read More
The Latest in Fresh-Cut Technology & Packaging Posted in: Departments, Fresh Cut/Value-Added Marketing - The demand for fresh-cut fruits and vegetables is driving innovations in technology and packaging to create high-quality products. Originally printed… ... Read More
Fast Food Chains Put More Produce on the Plate Posted in: Departments, Foodservice Marketing - The freshness of the produce is a good indicator of the quality standards of an individual restaurant. Originally printed in… ... Read More
Packaged Nuts Provide Powerhouse Snacks Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Convenient and safe packages have replaced the large bins of days past. Originally printed in the February 2024 issue of… ... Read More
Promoting Peanuts Can Increase Retail Sales Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Originally printed in the January 2024 issue of Produce Business. Peanuts are a favorite snack of consumers, thanks to their… ... Read More
Organic Produce Imports Keep US Market Competitive Posted in: Departments, Organic Marketing -  More organic offerings mean a better experience for the consumer.  ONLINE EXCLUSIVE As organics have become more mainstream and abundant,… ... Read More
Chestnuts Fete Winter Holidays Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Delight the senses with fresh or prepared. Originally printed in the December 2023 issue of Produce Business. Whether it’s the… ... Read More
Dried Fruit and Nut Sales Spread Cheer Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Baking, snacking and gifting all celebrate the holiday spirit. Originally printed in the November 2023 issue of Produce Business. Dried… ... Read More
Sell More Fresh-Cut Salad Kits Posted in: Departments, Fresh Cut/Value-Added Marketing - Salad kits are one of the top sellers in vegetable dollar sales. Originally printed in the October 2023 issue of… ... Read More
Push Pistachios for Health and Fun Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Nutrient-dense pistachios give retailers easy options for more rings and cross-merchandising. Originally printed in the September 2023 issue of Produce… ... Read More
Shoppers Embrace Organic Citrus Posted in: Departments, Organic Marketing - Ongoing inflation, however, continues to impact organic fresh produce. Originally printed in the September 2023 issue of Produce Business. Put… ... Read More
The Case for Organic: Bananas Posted in: Departments, Organic Marketing - Investing in organic bananas can pay dividends. Originally printed in the September 2023 issue of Produce Business. Organic products saw… ... Read More
FIG-URE IT OUT! HOW TO SELL MORE DRIED FIGS Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Grab-and-go, impulse buy or planned purchase: Dried figs are gaining in popularity. Originally printed in the August 2023 issue of… ... Read More
Make the Most of Mushrooms on the Menu Posted in: Departments, Foodservice Marketing - Originally printed in the July 2023 issue of Produce Business. Mushrooms are mushrooming on restaurant menus. The shroom boom is… ... Read More
Great Ways to Sell More Dates Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Originally printed in the July 2023 issue of Produce Business. The saying, ‘What’s old is new again,’ is a great… ... Read More
Walnuts Pack a Punch of Nutrition Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - More than 75% of shoppers are more likely to purchase walnuts when displayed next to fresh produce. Originally printed in… ... Read More
Raisins to the Rescue Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Beyond snacking, retailers can showcase raisins as a versatile, nutrition-filled answer for consumers seeking health solutions. Originally printed in the… ... Read More
A Sought-After Snack Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Almonds add crunch to produce sales. Originally printed in the April 2023 issue of Produce Business. No matter how you… ... Read More
Trail Mix: Healthy Snacks on the Rise Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - The demand for convenient, nutritious snacks is here to stay. Originally printed in the March 2023 issue of Produce Business.… ... Read More
Packaged Nuts are Here to Stay Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Produce departments can give shoppers peace of mind and flavorful packaged nut snacks. Originally printed in the February 2023 issue… ... Read More
Peanuts: Affordable Nutrition for Inflationary Times Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Despite allergen concerns, consumption is up thanks to flavor and innovation. Originally printed in the January 2023 issue of Produce… ... Read More
Bulk, or value-added, chestnuts worth a second look Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Proper handling is critical and should be the basis of retail chestnut programs. Originally printed in the December 2022 issue… ... Read More
Organic Apples: Consumers Pay for Quality Posted in: Departments, Organic Marketing - This strong category looks immune to inflation. Originally printed in the November 2022 issue of Produce Business. Organics continue to… ... Read More
It’s Time For Holiday Baking (And Snacking And Gifting) Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Holidays help build sales in dried fruits and nut aisles. Originally printed in the November 2022 issue of Produce Business.… ... Read More
Pecans Maintain Momentum Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - The superfood is off to a strong start to the holiday season. Originally printed in the October 2022 issue of… ... Read More
Reinventing Packaged Salads Posted in: Departments, Fresh Cut/Value-Added Marketing - Packaged salad retail sales are solid, but growth is set to explode, as plain packages get tossed for flavorful kits.… ... Read More
Pistachios Fit Today’s Lifestyles Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Trends create opportunities to push pistachio sales. Originally printed in the September 2022 issue of Produce Business. Produce departments that… ... Read More
A Bunch Of Ways To Sell More Organic Bananas Posted in: Departments, Organic Marketing - Consider the boom in organic sales driven by the pandemic and consumers’ desire to make healthier choices. Originally printed in… ... Read More
Welcome to the Fig Time! Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Versatile dried figs are like Switzerland: They get along with everybody. Originally printed in the August 2022 issue of Produce… ... Read More
An Appetite for Snack Sales Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Dried apricot suppliers are looking to win this season, with merchandising near produce taking center stage. Originally printed in the… ... Read More
FIVE WAYS TO SELL MORE ORGANIC CITRUS Posted in: Departments, Organic Marketing - The foundation items — oranges, mandarins, grapefruit, lemons and limes — have the most tonnage and largest volume. Originally printed… ... Read More
There’s a Year-Round Market for Walnuts Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Walnuts provide protein power to the plant-based food movement. Originally printed in the June 2022 issue of Produce Business. According… ... Read More
Five Ways To Maximize Raisin Sales Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - There’s more to raisins than just grandma’s cookies — giving them a little location love and promotion can plump up… ... Read More
Hidden Gem: Don’t Hide Those Dates Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Think visibility and versatility if you want to sell more of this ancient desert fruit. Originally printed in the March… ... Read More
Showcase Your Snacks Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Dried fruits and nuts are convenient meal additions, with nuts getting bigger play as a protein source, but that’s only… ... Read More
Push Those Peanuts! Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - No matter what the season or trend, peanuts are a favorite with shoppers. Originally printed in the January 2022 issue… ... Read More
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Holiday shoppers will stock up on dried fruits and nuts in the produce aisles for snacking, baking and gifts. Originally… ... Read More
Momentum Continues to Build Posted in: Departments, Organic Marketing - Organically grown apples are a core part of produce sales. Originally printed in the November 2021 issue of Produce Business.… ... Read More
Increase Your Share of the Pecan Sales Pie Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Tasty nut experiencing record sales, becoming a lunchbox item. Originally printed in the October 2021 issue of Produce Business. Americans… ... Read More
Ways to Optimize Pistachio Sales Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - In the first of a series of interviews, Joseph Setton of Setton Farms takes us into the world of shelled… ... Read More
Add A-Peel To Organic Banana Sales Posted in: Departments, Organic Marketing - Organic bananas are in demand, and telling a value-added, sustainability story to customers can trigger even more sales. Originally printed… ... Read More
Boost Dried Fruit Sales Through Figs Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - The ancient fruit is seeing new interest among young shoppers. Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce Business.… ... Read More
Dried Apricots See Healthy Uptick in 2020 and Beyond Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Elevating apricots and other dried fruit to the coveted eye-level space isn’t always possible, but it’s a challenge that can… ... Read More
Six Tips to Increase Walnut Sales Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - A few easy tactics help stores get more out of walnuts than just baking sales. Originally printed in the June… ... Read More
Location, Location, Location – How Salad Topper Tie-Ins Impact Produce Sales Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Offering a variety of non-perishable salad enhancers contributes to the bottom line. Originally printed in the May 2021 issue of… ... Read More
Pandemic Boosts Upward Trend In Sales of Organic Herbs Posted in: Departments, Organic Marketing - Quality, availability and price are the driving factors for the organic herb customer. Originally printed in the May 2021 issue… ... Read More
Powerhouse Produce Item: Almonds Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - Whether they are whole, raw, roasted, salted, sweetened, coated, slivered or sliced, almonds sold in produce lend themselves to myriad… ... Read More
Trail Mix: The Healthy, Protein-Rich Snack Food Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - The key to growth in the produce department is in showing their many uses. Originally printed in the March 2021… ... Read More
Sell More Packaged Nuts In Five Easy Ways Posted in: Departments, Dried Fruits & Nuts - These tasty, crunchy nutritional powerhouses are right at home in produce departments where customers come looking for healthful ingredients and… ... Read More
Challenges & Opportunities To Sell More Value-Added Potatoes Posted in: Departments, Fresh Cut/Value-Added Marketing - Though a small niche in the category, potatoes sold as microwaveable, steamable, seasoned, etc., appeal to the convenience-minded consumers. Originally… ... Read More