Back in business
I went seven weeks without grocery shopping while I recovered from childbirth. That may be a record in my adult life, so I spent the last two weeks of my maternity leave following the birth of my second son in January slowly reacquainting myself with the produce department. Read more.
Know when it's time to move on, honey
Honeycrisp, we need to have a talk. Actually, my neighborhood retailer and I need to have a talk about the $3.97 a pound Honeycrisp they’re trying to sucker me into buying in mid-January. Read more.
One man's trash...
If only solving the food waste problem was as easy as letting the freegans have a crack at your Dumpster. When I read consumer media articles about food waste, there always seems to be consensus among the most vocal comments — that the industry clearly is throwing “perfectly good” food away, when someone would be happy to eat it. Read more.
Whole Foods' Phoenix upgrade
PHOENIX—Whole Foods is staring down its competition in a recently-opened store in the Camelback area of central Phoenix. The store, which opened in September in a renovated strip mall property previously occupied by now-defunct Linens and Things, is a relocation for Scottsdale location closed by the Austin, Texas-based retailer. Read more.
Healthful food too expensive? Try $1.50 a day
The produce industry has been preaching its healthful – and value-conscious – message for years. And here’s another new study that shows eating a more healthful diet isn’t as expensive as people like to think. Harvard researchers pored over 27 studies from 10 countries and found the difference averaged about $1.50 a day, according to an article from National Public Radio. Read more.
I've been everywhere, man
I saw more stores this year than I can keep track of. From Berlin to Los Angeles, Nova Scotia to Seattle, I spent the past 12 months packing in as many retail visits as I could. It’s a hard life, seeing produce departments for a living. Read more.
Merry, bright – and fresh
Make sure you’re highlighting proven sellers, not only for Thanksgiving, but also Christmas. A new FreshFacts Shopper Insights report from Nielsen Perishables Group outlines key areas for you to focus on Christmas fresh food sales. Read more.