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Kevin Byers, produce merchandiser for PCC Community Markets, joined editor Ashley Nickle to talk about industry trends and how he's seeing those show up in stores in the Pacific Northwest.
Byers lists organic items for which PCC is seeing growth and talks about the company's experience with Instacart, as e-commerce becomes more popular in grocery and even in produce.
Another topic of discussion was the balance between offering packaged products for convenience and limiting plastic because of growing consumer sensitivity about its effect on the environment.