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Post COVID Transport Questions Remain Posted in: Distribution, Features - Will the supply of independent truckers rise to meet the demand? Originally printed in the March 2021 issue of Produce… ... Read More
Masters of Merchandising: HONEYBEAR BRANDS Posted in: Features, Sponsored Content - Sponsored Content APPLES A note about the 2021 MASTERS OF MERCHANDISING supplement from JIM PREVOR Every once in a while,… ... Read More
Masters of Merchandising: OCEAN MIST FARMS Posted in: Features, Sponsored Content - Sponsored Content ARTICHOKES Shoppers have many good reasons to put fresh artichokes in their basket, including taste and health. Fresh… ... Read More
Spring Merchandising Guide: Maximize Sales By Spotlighting New Crops and Holidays Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Retailers are encouraged to get out in front of consumers early, even before the full-fledged harvest comes to a peak.… ... Read More
SEVEN WAYS TO SELL MORE SPECIALTY TOMATOES Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - The tomato category still grows, with snacking varieties, heirlooms, TOV and others gaining ground. Originally printed in the February 2021… ... Read More
Make the Most of This Year’s Mexican Mangos Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Mangos are on track for robust growth in 2021 as Mexican imports start shipping and market momentum continues to build.… ... Read More
Tropicals for Year-Round Fun and Profit Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. As the list of must-have offerings grows and more and… ... Read More
LEARNINGS FROM THE NEW YORK PRODUCE SHOW Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. New modes of activity — such as a virtual show… ... Read More
From Versatility To Immunity, Mushrooms Meet The Moment Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. Retailers and restaurant/hospitality will have an array of opportunities to… ... Read More
In War and Peace, Shopping Similarities Posted in: Blast from the Past, Features - Originally printed in the January 2021 issue of Produce Business. The Coronavirus Pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has certainly affected… ... Read More
Love Those Leaves Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. Whether they’re for convenience, an immunity boost or other health… ... Read More
New York Food Scene—NYC Restaurants Weather the Storm Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. A vibrant, multi-cultural restaurant mecca pivots and reinvents itself to… ... Read More
Potatoes and Onions: Pandemic Powerhouse Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. Merchandising these two leading sellers helps move other store staples.… ... Read More
Hard Work Creates Sweet Success Posted in: Blast from the Past, Features - Originally printed in the December 2020 issue of Produce Business. In 1986, Buck Shuman was on the cover of Onion… ... Read More
Properly Displaying North America’s Best Loved Fruit Will Draw Shoppers into Stores and Produce Departments Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. During the pandemic, retailers can attract shoppers with well-maintained displays,… ... Read More
Edible Brands – The Fruit, Veggie and Flower Ambassador Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. Embracing the challenges of the pandemic with new product launches… ... Read More
Six Promotional Strategies To Maximize Sales Of Mexican Avocados Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. The marketing season ahead will be particularly ripe for prolific… ... Read More
Sweet Onions Rev-Up Winter Sales Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. The imported staple item continues to increase register rings. Sweet… ... Read More
Retail Guide To Holiday-Centric Winter Produce Promotions Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. Hot deals for the holidays are one way to warm… ... Read More
Auctioning Chestnuts in New York Posted in: Blast from the Past, Features - Originally printed in the November 2020 issue of Produce Business. This image, supplied by Sal Vacca, formally of A.J. Trucco,… ... Read More
Wholesalers Serve Shippers In Trying Times Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Based on a solid foundation, wholesalers and suppliers work even… ... Read More
Checklist For Successful Apple Sales Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Nearly 20 items to check off in this multi-faceted approach… ... Read More
Berry Import Gaps Are Closing Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Global production efforts show berries have become viable year-round in… ... Read More
Packaging Design Helps Sell Product Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Clever and cute are catchy, but winners keep the beauty… ... Read More
Colorado Potatoes In Full Stride Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Good quality, volume predicted as San Luis Valley crop hits… ... Read More
Something Which Did Not Exist Before Posted in: Features, Jim Prevor's Special Note - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. When Faulkner received the Nobel Prize in Literature, he began… ... Read More
Much Has Occurred in 35 Years… Covers of PRODUCE BUSINESS Tell the Story Posted in: Blast from the Past, Features - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. In October, 1985, PRODUCE BUSINESS unveiled its premiere issue at… ... Read More
Cranberries Sizzle During the Fall Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Ways retailers can boost sales during holiday pull. Cranberries and… ... Read More
Salad Kits Offer Restaurant-Inspired Flavors Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. Home-cooking revival pushes flavor innovation. When it comes to packaged… ... Read More
Growth of Yellow Potatoes and Overall Quality Fuel Optimism In Red River Valley Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the October 2020 issue of Produce Business. The outlook is good for high-quality crops of red and… ... Read More
Winning Strategies For FALL MERCHANDISING Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. There is a fall occasion to entice every shopper to… ... Read More
Apples To Be Envied Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. Michigan apples offer a wide variety of profiles and can… ... Read More
Quality Potatoes Come From Wisconsin Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. Wisconsin distinguishes itself as the third-largest potato-producing state. Wisconsin potatoes… ... Read More
COVID’s Impact on Transportation Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. Though product quality has not suffered, limited capacity of truckers… ... Read More
New York Apples In Stores Near You Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. Eastern retailers capitalize on the lower transit miles and local… ... Read More
9 Ways To Sell More Spuds Year-Round Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. Whether it is caused by pandemic-buying or the increase in… ... Read More
Fall — A Sweet Time For Peru Sweet Onions Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. Peruvian onions bring high retail returns, fill shopping carts. As… ... Read More
Workforce Of Women Share Evergreens With World Posted in: Blast from the Past, Features - Originally printed in the September 2020 issue of Produce Business. Necklace, earrings, apron, gloves and a hatchet — never underestimate… ... Read More
Five Ways To Sell More Fresh Mushrooms Year-Round Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. Mushrooms have literally mushroomed in sales over the past year.… ... Read More
The Midwest Means Diversity Of Crops Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. The region’s strategically located shippers supply most of the country.… ... Read More
Specialty Tomatoes Bring New Life to Produce Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. Colorful and interesting, but above all they must be flavorful.… ... Read More
PMA FRESH SUMMIT VIRTUAL MARKETPLACE REVIEW October 13–15, 2020 Posted in: Features - Register at pma.com/events/freshsummit 4EARTH FARMSCommerce, CA Prospering during a pandemic requires reliable, quality oriented, solutions driven supply partners.  We offer… ... Read More
Four Top-Tips To Sell More Onions Year-Round Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. This vegetable’s versatility and robust keeping qualities made it one… ... Read More
COVID-DRIVEN OPPORTUNITIES FOR PRODUCE PACKAGING Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. Consumers’ health and safety concerns have turned up the dial… ... Read More
CHADWICK BOSEMAN’S UNTOLD STORY: What Hasn’t Been Said About His Extraordinary Family, Community and Personal Effort Posted in: Features, Podcast - Once again, Jim Prevor steps outside his usual produce industry pinnings and discusses transformative topics that affect us all. In… ... Read More
Ohio’s Buurma Farms Marks 125 Years of Community, Family Dedication Posted in: Blast from the Past, Features - Originally printed in the August 2020 issue of Produce Business. In Dutch, “buur” means neighbor. The name Buurma means “neighbor… ... Read More
Grab-and-Go Items Increase Sales During Pandemic Posted in: Features - Originally printed in the July 2020 issue of Produce Business. Retailers expand offerings as convenience items becoming more popular. As… ... Read More
Onions On The Menu Posted in: Features, Foodservice & Restaurant Profiles - Originally printed in the July 2020 issue of Produce Business. Onions may make you cry, but for most chefs, their… ... Read More
A Fruit with Much Potential Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the June 2020 issue of Produce Business. Seven ways to sell more grapes year round. Grapes are… ... Read More
Six Ways To Sell More Stone Fruit Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Originally printed in the June 2020 issue of Produce Business. Peaches, plums and nectarines brighten produce departments year-round, but this… ... Read More