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.
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.
A fresh start: promoting health and wellness with produce
Losing weight and adopting a more healthful lifestyle consistently rank among the most popular New Year’s resolutions. Supermarket dietitians say stores can help their customers keep those resolutions by spotlighting nutritious fruits and vegetables as the new year begins and by offering shoppers innovative ways to convert their resolutions into healthful eating habits that stay with them all year long.
Touting the totes
Tote bags have been around the produce scene for many years. Some call them quaint relics of a bygone era, when stock clerks wore bow ties and produce loads arrived packed in heavy, wooden crates. But somehow, tote bags have survived — even thrived — in today’s produce marketing. What is so special about totes? And how can these loopy-topped paper or plastic bags help a produce manager enhance sales and reduce shrink?
It's still summer — for consumers
Despite a September freeze that might mean short supplies of some Chilean fruit this winter — especially stone fruit and kiwifruit — the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association says many items, such as grapes and blueberries, should be in good supply, and the association has come up with a revitalized marketing program to help retailers capitalize on the increasingly popular “summer” fruit in winter.
Keep it fresh: The Fruit Center Marketplace
MILTON, Mass.—In an area where major chains are looking to take a bite out of a vibrant and growing customer base, The Fruit Center Marketplace continues to focus on what’s made it successful for the past 40 years. The two-store chain based in the South Boston suburbs stays true to its deep roots in produce.