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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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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Welcome to the new crosset.com!

August 21, 2017

We’re excited to introduce the fresh new look and functionality of our digital home base, crosset.com! Designed to better communicate the Crosset Company organic advantage and the broad range of products and services we offer our customers and growers, the site visually reflects the beauty and freshness of the organic and conventional produce and floral…

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Crosset Company Hits Home Run with 2017 Annual Produce & Floral Conference

August 20, 2017

The Crosset Company 2017 Annual Produce & Floral Conference featured inspiring speakers, more than 50 top produce and floral suppliers, and record-setting attendance from the retail buying community. Held in the new Handlebar Club at Great American Ball Park on August 16, the show included an educational forum, an opportunity for Crosset vendors to showcase…

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