Fresh Food

Fresh Produce Continues Surge; Frozen and Canned Varieties Also Soar

Big box and warehouse stores got cleared out after the first wave of panic buying, but rising tides may lift all boats in grocery.

Fresh Food

COVID-19’s Latest Trade Show Victims: IDDBA and United Fresh

The fresh produce trade association moves to a virtual show that will feature live keynote presentations, roundtable discussion groups, community networking and a robust expo floor.

Sunkist Growers recently announced it is giving three truckloads of fresh citrus fruit to California schools and food banks, while Reed's is stocking up first responders with beverages.

With restaurants shut down, the two associations are working to redirect the foodservice produce supply chain to individual retailers.

Vegetables were up nearly 41%, while fruits increased 27% for the week ending March 15, 2020.

WGB's March Endcap guest is concerned that grocery workers’ designation as essential service providers is at risk due to lack of masks, sanitizers and arbitrary communication.

Meal-replacement beverages offer grocers an opportunity to profit from the promise of fresh.

The grocer is adding dedicated sets to all 74 of its stores throughout the Midwest.

Sales of plant-based meat and dairy foods are outpacing traditional animal products, finds new data from the Plant Based Foods Association and The Good Food Institute.

FMI released its Power of Produce 2020 report at the Southeastern Produce Council Southern Exposure event.

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