At 3,500 square feet, this store strives to serve “the best of the Midwest.”
Carol M. Bareuther
Whether it’s for Delivery, Take-out or Dining-in, produce at foodservice will play a new role.
Geographically centered, Chicago is connected to key domestic growing areas, as well as to the wealth of fruits and vegetables imported annually from Mexico and… Read More
Trends for ripeness vary by the customer, the retailer and the product itself.
The small state packs a big punch in produce production.
There is no one official definition for “local.” Yet, put a state department of agriculture logo on a fruit or vegetable and there is no… Read More
There is still an opportunity for growth as more than one-third of households do not purchase the fruit.
Two trends in Western Mexican agriculture are diversification of crops produced and lengthening of production times to get a jump on or extend the seasonal… Read More
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.
Though a small niche in the category, potatoes sold as microwaveable, steamable, seasoned, etc., appeal to the convenience-minded consumers. Originally printed in the February 2021… Read More