Call Now! (800) 347-4902

Blog

Crosset Company Annual Produce & Floral Conference Knocks It Out of the Park in 2018

September 13, 2018

The convergence of consumer and cultural trends put organic produce squarely in the spotlight at the 2018 Crosset Company Produce & Floral Conference. Suppliers and buyers had the opportunity to hear fresh insights, ask challenging questions, showcase and promote their products, and network while enjoying iconic Cincinnati landmarks. Greg Kurkjian, newly appointed Vice President &…

Read More
2018 Crosset Food Show-Food Tribes

Overcoming the Produce Paradox

September 10, 2018

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…

Read More

2018 Food Trends – Part 4: Global Influences

January 2, 2018

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…

Read More

2018 Food Trends – Part 3: Produce Takes Center Stage

December 20, 2017

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,…

Read More

2018 Merchandising Planning Calendar Now Available for Download

December 11, 2017

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…

Read More

Organic Produce: Gateway to Organic Foods

December 4, 2017

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…

Read More

2018 Food Trends – Part 2

November 27, 2017

In Part 1 of our 2018 Food Trends series, we featured insights from Mintel: transparency, personalization in both diets and shopping, multi-sensory engagement, and the role of technology in disrupting the traditional food chain. In this post, two retailers weigh in…Whole Foods, headquartered in Texas and Waitrose, based in the UK. While these chains operate…

Read More

Millennial Parents Fuel Organic Produce Growth

November 9, 2017

Organic food sales grew +8.4% in 2016, reaching $43 billion and 5.3% of total US food sales. Organic fruits and vegetables grew at the same rate, and are the number one organic food segment at $15.6 billion, 36.3% of all organic food sales, and 15% of total produce sales. This organic food growth rate compares…

Read More

2018 Food Trends – Part 1

November 2, 2017

‘Tis the season…not just for holiday meal planning and shopping, but also for the annual publication of food trend “lists” that outline what we can expect to see in the coming year. Kicked off by Mintel with their 2018 Global Food & Drink Trends, here’s the first list of what to watch for in 2018:…

Read More

10 Factors that Drive Employee Retention

August 21, 2017

It’s hard to find qualified, high performing employees. It’s even harder to keep them. Consider these facts: the largest demographic group in the workforce today are Millennials, those born between 1981-1996. They will represent 75% of the total workforce by 2025. On average, they stay with one company for less than 3 years, and more…

Read More