Produce Talk

Inspiring Buying Habits: Lessons From Specialty Health Food Stores

March 9, 2019

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 22, 2019

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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Key Takeaways from GOPEX 2019

February 8, 2019

The Packer’s Global Organic Produce Exposition & Conference (GOPEX) was created as a direct response to the rapidly increasing consumer demand for organic produce and to offer a unique learning experience for those who work in the industry. GOPEX provides a setting for the industry’s leading growers, distributors, packers, marketers and retailers to engage with…

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Valentine’s Day Items & Trends that Inspire Transactions

January 31, 2019

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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Ensure You’re Ready for the Big Game with Your Organic Advantage

January 25, 2019

Planning for the Super Bowl? With an estimated 190 million Americans planning to watch the game this year and to serve guacamole as the centerpiece snack, make sure your Super Bowl produce displays are set early and fully stocked not only with avocados, but with tomatoes, onions, limes, and all the guacamole fixings! Read More

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Organic Produce: Gateway to Organic Foods

January 18, 2019

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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Preparing for January

December 28, 2018

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.  This is the strongest period of the year for grapefruit, so big up front displays are a must. Navels are a big seller so you…

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Item of the Week: BRUSSELS SPROUTS

December 21, 2018

Brussels sprouts are part of a group of food called cruciferous vegetables which also includes broccoli, cauliflower, bok choy, cabbage, collards, kale and others. Studies show that cruciferous plants are some of the healthiest, most nutrient-dense, foods out there. Brussels sprouts are rich in a wide variety of nutrients including antioxidant carotenoids, B-complex vitamins, vitamins…

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Item of the Week: KIWI FRUIT

December 14, 2018

Kiwis are small fruits that pack a lot of flavor and plenty of health benefits. Their green flesh is sweet and tangy. It’s also full of nutrients like vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin E, folate, and potassium. They also have a lot of antioxidants and are a good source of fiber. Their small black seeds…

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Item of the Week: DATES

December 14, 2018

When many people think of dates, they usually think of them as snack or sweet treats, without any real significance in a diet. However, this is not true, as dates are nutritional powerhouses and should be consumed more often and taken advantage of. Dates actually come from a type of palm tree, and seems to…

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