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Archive for December 2017

Preparing for January

The month of January is unique in that it is our lowest volume month of the year. Sales are derived from citrus, bananas, potatoes, grapes, strawberries, salads and value-added items.

Items of the Week: Ginger Root/Turmeric Root

Ginger root is the most widely used and available herbal remedy on the planet, with billions of people using it every day as both food and medicine. A tropical perennial growing to a height of two feet, ginger has lance-shaped leaves and bears stalks of white or yellow flowers.

2018 Food Trends – Part 3: Produce Takes Center Stage

Culinary trends are the leading indicator of what shoppers will soon be looking for in their local grocery store. From trendy new entrees, to new flavors and unique food combinations, what you see on restaurant menus today often become part of the recipe repertoire at home tomorrow. For foodservice operators, keeping menu options fresh, exciting,…

Item of the Week: Clementines

Clementines are succulent fruits with a smooth and shiny appearance. They are generally seedless and a cross hybrid between a sweet orange and mandarin orange.

2018 Merchandising Planning Calendar Now Available for Download

The Crosset Company 2018 Merchandising Planning Calendar is now available for download. This annual must-have planning tool is chock full of produce and floral merchandising and promotion ideas to drive sales. Leverage key holidays, events, and product seasonality to create an ever-changing, engaging, fun, sensory experience that will keep your shoppers coming back again and…

Candy Recipes

A few recipes for your holiday parties:  buckeye cookies, fudge, peanut brittle and peanut butter roll.

Organic Produce: Gateway to Organic Foods

Earlier this month we noted that organic food growth continues to outpace total food sales. As the primary point of entry into organic food for most consumers, organic produce is leading the way. It’s an essential part of a comprehensive department assortment, a key point of differentiation when well-executed, and a tremendous opportunity for retailers…

Christmas Holiday Selling Ideas

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner.  Sometimes the Christmas holiday can be very stressful. Planning is the key to making sure your holiday season will be less stressful and more fun; the way it’s supposed to be!  Here are some good holiday ideas and reminders.