Posts by Sherrie Terry

Inspiring Buying Habits: Lessons From Specialty Health Food Stores

The concept of specialty health food stores has been around for a long time. One might argue that the initial idea was introduced in the 1920’s. Fast forward to today, with the explosive growth of next generation specialty store concepts, and it’s not hard to see that these customized retail outlets are delivering unique value…

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Healthy Foods Proven to Impact Your Health & Wellness

February is Heart Health Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States; every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy food choices and proactively manage their health conditions. In fact,…

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Crosset Company Featured in OPN Connect

The Crosset Company organic advantage is the lead story in this week’s OPN Connect, the weekly e-newsletter of the Organic Produce Network. The Organic Produce Network is dedicated to connecting the organic fresh produce community through information, education and live events. As a leading full-service distributor of organic produce to customers east of the Mississippi…

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Valentine’s Day Items & Trends that Inspire Transactions

Unlike Christmas and birthdays, shoppers do not typically plan ahead for Valentine’s Day. Forty-six percent of consumers say they will start shopping in early February for their loved ones; however, the majority of spending for Valentine’s Day takes place the day before and the day of the actual holiday. But with Valentine’s Day falling on…

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Organic Produce: Gateway to Organic Foods

Growth in organic food sales continues to outpace total food sales. Organic produce is leading the way, as it is the primary point of entry into organic food for most consumers. It’s an essential part of a comprehensive department assortment, a key point of differentiation when well-executed, and a tremendous opportunity for retailers of all…

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Overcoming the Produce Paradox

2018 Crosset Food Show-Food Tribes

Eating produce is the easiest thing we can do to stay healthy. Yet despite an abundance of options and broadscale access, we are still are not eating enough. Therein lies the Produce Paradox. How do we breakout of this paradox? According to Lauren Scott, Chief Marketing Officer for the Produce Marketing Association (PMA), we do…

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2018 Food Trends – Part 4: Global Influences

From around the world to under the sea, new flavors, textures, and cuisines are influencing the culinary scene. With more people travelling to far and exotic places, world cuisine has become more popular, and is influencing flavor profiles and menu offerings across the country. In this edition of our Food Trends series, we look at…

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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,…

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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…

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