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Produce Transportation Challenges Continue To Hit Industry Posted in: Distribution, Features - Driver shortages, high fuel costs and political uncertainties still plague all sectors of produce industry. Originally printed in the May… ... Read More
Mix It Up to Make Mango Magic Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Forget 'same old, same old': Creative merchandising continues to build mango sales and value. Originally printed in the May 2022… ... Read More
Satisfying Shoppers With Southern Hemisphere Citrus Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - With consumers now expecting quality citrus year-round, counter-seasonal sources help retailers provide consistent, enjoyable experiences. Originally printed in the May… ... Read More
Convenience Rounds Out Guacamole Growth Prospects Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Packaged guacamole sells because it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s good. Originally printed in the May 2022 issue of Produce… ... Read More
State Ag Departments Appeal Directly to Consumers Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Agriculture goes high tech, as Facebook and search engines join point-of-purchase promotions. Originally printed in the May 2022 issue of… ... Read More
Midwestern produce is ‘local’ to a lot of people Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - There’s value, and sales, in Midwestern fruits and vegetables that travel fewer food miles from the grower to the retailer… ... Read More
HEAT UP SUMMER PRODUCE SALES Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Promote the summer holidays and seasonal gatherings to get your fruit and vegetable sales sizzling. Originally printed in the June… ... Read More
Family Values Keep Katzman Produce Ready For The Future Posted in: Blast from the Past, Features - Originally printed in the March 2022 issue of Produce Business. For the Katzman family, working in the produce business is… ... Read More
Produce Business, Blast From the Past Mariani Nut Still Going Strong After 50 Years Posted in: Blast from the Past, Features - Originally printed in the April 2022 issue of Produce Business. Mariani Nut Company is in a celebratory mood, marking its… ... Read More
Asparagus Becoming Four-Season Favorite Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Increasing supplies and quality make asparagus a year-round buy for shoppers. Originally printed in the April 2022 issue of Produce… ... Read More
The Beauty Of Sweet Onions Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Not all onions are created equal, and shoppers are adding more sweet onions to their grocery lists. Originally printed in… ... Read More
Avocado Opportunities Abound Year-Round Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - There’s more to the fruit than just guacamole and avocado toast. Originally printed in the April 2022 issue of Produce… ... Read More
Every Day Is ‘In Season’ In The Lone Star State Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - In-state demand gobbles up a lot of Texas fruits and vegetables, but other shoppers want them, too. Originally printed in… ... Read More
Wholesalers Offer Retailers Valuable Support Posted in: Features, Wholesale - The constraints of the past two years emphasize the indispensable customer service wholesalers provide. Originally printed in the March 2022… ... Read More
Five Ways to Say  to Cinco de Mayo Produce Sales Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Everyone is Mexican when it comes to celebrating this May 5th holiday. Originally printed in the March 2022 issue of… ... Read More
Six Ways To Sell More Value-Added Potatoes Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - The little tater no one wanted offers retailers an opportunity to butter up register rings. Originally printed in the February… ... Read More
Technology Can Simplify A Complex Produce World Posted in: Distribution, Features - Software helps produce businesses deal with the complexities people simply don’t have time for anymore. Originally printed in the February… ... Read More
Shoppers demand apples year-round Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Four Ways Imports Can Keep Apple Category Sales Healthy Originally printed in the February 2022 issue of Produce Business. There’s… ... Read More
SIX WAYS TO FIRE UP TROPICAL FRUIT SALES Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Imports and domestic supply meet consumers’ growing demand fueled by media buzz and cultural changes. Originally printed in the January… ... Read More
Winter Merchandising Opportunities Come Natural For Apples Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE When it comes to winter apple merchandising, retailers can just go with the flow that’s natural to the… ... Read More
A Strong Winter Apple Program Will Keep Sales Healthy Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - The apple is almost the perfect commodity: Lots of variety, low shrink, portable and super healthy. What’s not to love?… ... Read More
Merchandise organic apples so shoppers can find them Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Winter provides an opportunity to highlight organic apples, but sales require dedicated support. Chuck Sinks, president, sales and… ... Read More
Promoting Apples Grows Sales Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Information is integral to merchandise and promoting produce today, something true of even staple products such as apples.… ... Read More
Offer Bulk And Packaged Apples Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Bulk and packaged apples will always appeal to those consumers who find them convenient, but, in the current… ... Read More
Create More Conversations Around Apples Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - ONLINE EXCLUSIVE Retailers should consider kids heading back to school after their holiday break as they make their winter merchandising… ... Read More
A FOUR-STEP PLAN TO SELL MORE PRODUCE DURING CHINESE NEW YEAR Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Citrus, leafy greens and mushrooms symbolize prosperity, wealth, and riches in the celebration of the Chinese New Year. That makes… ... Read More
Changing Times Increase Leafy Greens Opportunities Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Consumers are looking for leafy greens, but not everyone seeks exactly the same thing. Originally printed in the December 2021… ... Read More
SIX WAYS TO MANAGE THE POTATO & ONION CATEGORY Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Capitalize on today’s many SKUs of potatoes and onions by offering shoppers a buffet of choices. Originally printed in the… ... Read More
Mexican Produce Volume Increases to Meet Retailer Needs Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Proximity, logistical benefits help fill North American produce appetites. Originally printed in the December 2021 issue of Produce Business. Mexico… ... Read More
Florida Strawberries Offer a Ray of Sunshine During Winter Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Sunshine State ships fresh berries with fewer quality challenges via fewer miles. Originally printed in the December 2021 issue of… ... Read More
The Time Is Ripe To Expand Banana Merchandising Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Bananas, an everyday and popular purchase, have the power to generate traffic — and sales. Originally printed in the November… ... Read More
SIX WAYS TO SELL MORE PERUVIAN ASPARAGUS Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Keep customers happy year-round: Peruvian asparagus is harvested and imported into the U.S. every month of the year. Originally printed… ... Read More
Roots Re-Imagined: Six Ways To Dig Up More Sales Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - New usage tips and recipes are the key to attracting younger customers to these old-time favorites. Originally printed in the… ... Read More
Canada’s Produce Pipeline Posted in: Distribution, Features - The country adds value by managing produce from field to fork. Originally printed in the October 2021 issue of Produce… ... Read More
Apples Aren’t Just For Fall Anymore Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - New varieties, new flavors can add crunch to your apple category sales, but it won’t happen without solid merchandising. Originally… ... Read More
Packaging in a Visual Society Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - In addition to functionality, today's packaging must convey transparency, not only of the product and its usage, but also of… ... Read More
Ten Ways Wholesalers Are Adapting Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Much more than just buy-and-sell operations, modern wholesalers reinvent what it means to be in the middle of the supply… ... Read More
If You Market Them Right, Shoppers Dig Potatoes Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Retailers can use colors, size, signs and social media to get more spuds in the shopping cart. Originally printed in… ... Read More
Wisconsin Potatoes Positioned For Success Posted in: Features, Merchandising Review - Midwest potato powerhouse aids logistics, local and sustainability programs. Originally printed in the September 2021 issue of Produce Business. As… ... Read More
Great Lakes State Yields Great Apples Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Michigan apple growers gearing up for another fruitful harvest and can help retailers boost apple category sales year-round. Originally printed… ... Read More
Trucking Will Be Pressured Over the Long Haul Posted in: Distribution, Features - Finding qualified drivers is just one of the challenges that continue to push transportation prices to a new normal. Originally… ... Read More
Tank & Libby’s Posted in: Features, Foodservice & Restaurant Profiles - Local breakfast and lunch spot focuses on made-from-scratch flavor and rethinks old favorites. Originally printed in the September 2021 issue… ... Read More
FALL MERCHANDISING GUIDE: Flexibility and New Approach Are Key To Boosting Autumn Sales Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features, Proofing - The event-filled fall season delivers a harvest of produce merchandising opportunities. Originally printed in the August 2021 issue of Produce… ... Read More
Safety and Sustainability Wrapped Up in One Package Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Packaging can make consumers more comfortable buying produce — and may even persuade them to buy more. Originally printed in… ... Read More
Follow the Sun to Build Global Avocado Sourcing Options Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Seasonal imports are crucial to North America’s booming avocado market, as the ceiling for maximum demand remains untouched. Originally printed… ... Read More
The Effects of A Tight Pallet Market Posted in: Features, Packaging/Materials - Wooden pallet and alternative material manufacturers adapt to the shifts brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally printed in the… ... Read More
Corn Sales Sweeter Than Ever Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Value-added drives growth of this venerable vegetable. Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. Although sweet corn… ... Read More
Southeast Peaches Boost Summer Sales Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Effectively merchandising tasty Southern treat draws shoppers. Originally printed in the July 2021 issue of Produce Business. Southeastern peaches are… ... Read More
Mushrooms Carve Out Big Roles On Menus Posted in: Category Sales Opportunities, Features - Restaurants are using mushrooms in more innovative ways across numerous cuisines, experimenting with specialty varieties like Oyster, Shiitake, and Trumpet,… ... Read More
Produce-Misting Advances Spray Fresh Profits Posted in: Features, Packaging/Materials - High tech misting systems offer opportunities to bolster retailers’ prized store traffic driver produce. Originally printed in the June 2021… ... Read More