Produce Talk

Current Impact on Freight & Trucking Industry

August 1, 2020

The coronavirus continues to impact the direction of the freight and trucking industry. Areas most affected by the virus continue to experience higher consumption rates (inbound freight) and lower production (outbound freight), leading to freight imbalances. Check out this week’s Produce Talk for Market Updates and a real-time look into current supply conditions for the…

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Consumer Trends & Local Demand

July 24, 2020

The consumer demand for locally grown produce remains strong according to recent data from the Food Marketing Institute’s 2020 Power of Produce Report with 54% of shoppers indicating that they would like to see more variety of local produce items available at retail. Check out this week’s Produce Talk for Market Updates and a real-time…

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Summer’s Favorite Fruit!

July 17, 2020

Who says you cannot have two national fruit holidays in one month? To celebrate National Watermelon Month this July, The National Watermelon Promotion Board is inviting retailers to enter its Watermelon Retail Merchandising Contest. Check out this week’s Produce Talk for more information on how you can participate in the contest and for the most…

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NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MONTH

July 10, 2020

July is National Blueberry Month! This once wild berry became domesticated during the early 1900s. Native to North America, blueberries are grown in 35 out of 50 states, which translates into supplying roughly 95% of the entire world’s crop. Check out this week’s Produce Talk for Market Updates and a real-time look into current supply…

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The Heart of Local & Market Updates!

July 3, 2020

We’re right in the heart of the local growing season! Check out what we currently have on hand from local farms and this week’s Market Update for a real-time look into current supply conditions, trends, and market news for the most common produce items in demand this week! Read More

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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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