This Month in Produce Retailer
Welcome to This Month in Produce Retailer
On this page you can access all of the columns and feature articles in this months issue of Produce Retailer magazine.
Hispanic sales heat up
Hispanics are the fastest-growing ethnic segment, expected to grow 167% from 2010 to 2050. That’s compared with 42% for the total population, according to the Nielsen Co., says Marion Tabard, marketing director for Turbana Corp., Coral Gables, Fla. “To sell to this booming market, retailers should begin by understanding the demographics that surround their stores and customize the assortment they carry to cater to their consumer base,” she says.
Sweetbay's next steps
PLANT CITY, Fla.—After parent company Delhaize America shuttered more than a third of Sweetbay stores, many wonder what the future will bring. The upscale concept Sweetbay first launched as a rebrand from its deep discounter Kash n’ Karry roots in 2004. Accolades were quick to come for the chain, particularly for its fresh produce operations.
Stone fruit new arrivals
Here's the latest from stone fruit suppliers gathered by Western Correspondent Tom Burfield.
Stone fruit: Summer Kickoff
Stone fruit — peaches, nectarines, plums and other assorted varieties — are harbingers of summer, and promoting the category is a good way to prepare your customers for the vast array of seasonal fresh fruit that’s in store for the coming months.
Whether it’s the dead of winter or a hot summer day, you can be sure of one thing — mushrooms are in season. About 10% of the U.S. population consumes mushrooms at least once every two weeks, according to the San Jose, Calif.-based Mushroom Council.
Nine steps for produce receiving success
Some retailers are fortunate. They can display their entire inventory on the sales floor all at once. Canned goods, paper or cleaning products fall into this category. The goods are durable, and often the shelves hold enough merchandise to endure many days of heavy shopping. Fresh produce? That’s another story.