Next Generation Talent Panel Announced for 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

July 25, 2019

Crosset Company announced today that Bonnie Curtis, Chief Human Resources Officer for the Castellini Group of Companies, will lead a panel of Millennial and Gen Z young professionals in what promises to be a high-energy discussion of what this “next generation” is looking for as they enter the workforce and progress in their careers. The…

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“Jungle” Jim Bonaminio to Keynote 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

July 18, 2019

Crosset Company announced today that “Jungle” Jim Bonaminio, the founder, fearless leader, and driving creative force behind Jungle Jim’s International Markets, will kick off the Crosset 2019 Produce & Floral Conference on August 28. He’ll share how his passion and commitment to making grocery shopping fun helped him grow a tiny roadside produce stand into…

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Crosset Company Organic Advantage Front and Center at 2019 Organic Produce Summit

July 16, 2019

From leadership participation in an educational session to sponsoring the morning breakfast to exhibiting on the trade show floor, Crosset Company had a strong presence at the record-setting fourth annual Organic Produce Summit in Monterey, CA July 10-11, 2019. Greg Kurkjian, Crosset Company Vice President/General Manager, participated on a panel titled What Lies Ahead for…

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Retailer Panel for 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

Retailer Panel Announced for 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

July 14, 2019

Castellini Company is pleased to announce that fresh produce leaders from four leading, distinctly different grocery retailers across the US and Canada will serve as panelists at the Castellini 2019 Produce & Floral Conference on August 28 in Cincinnati, OH. The panel will feature Greg Corrigan, Senior Director of Produce and Floral for Raley’s, Caitlin Tierney,…

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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…

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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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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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