Fresh Food

Independence Day Sparks 9% Increase in Produce Sales

Department sales were up 9% for July 4 and fresh produce regained its pre-pandemic market share for the first time.

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In a little more than two months, the retailer has donated 5 million pounds of produce and 350,000 gallons of milk to support food insecure consumers.

Produce continues to see increased sales, with fresh items up nearly 16%.

Sales increased nearly 10% over last year, but the gain was not as large as in previous weeks.

The retailer plans to source $5 million in local produce for its customers.

Organic fruits and vegetables saw a huge spike in sales—followed by a tapering.

Market research conducted by state and national fresh fruit associations can be used by retailers to significantly boost grape and other fresh produce sales.

According to a new report from C+R Research, 60% of American consumers are afraid to shop at grocery stores due to the coronavirus and the health risks associated with it.

Sales saw a 13% increase over last year in the last week of May.

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