Fresh Food

The latest developments and top trends in producemeat, seafooddelibakerycheesefloral and specialty and gourmet foods.

Fresh Food

Vertical Farm Fifth Season Grows in Ohio

The Pittsburgh-based grower, which supplies to Kroger and Giant Eagle, among other retailers, will build its second farm in Columbus, Ohio.

Fresh Food

Wholesale Food Prices Ease a Bit After a Bruising Year

Food suppliers' prices were up nearly 13% overall in 2021, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Jan. 13, while December saw a small respite in pricing for beef, pork and produce.

Volume sales of fresh meat at retail slid 7% for all of 2021 as the average price per pound across the meat department was 14% higher in December than it was at the end of 2020.

The ongoing boom in meat sales has cultivated many success stories, but perhaps none are shining brighter than lamb. In fact, lamb sales dollars outgrew the meat case by 98%[1]— nearly double the rate...

A sixth-generation family farmer shares what it was like having an audience with the President this month on the issue of supply-chain challenges and competition in the country's meat production industry.

Afresh CEO Matt Schwartz shares how retailers can be smarter in the year ahead.

Fresh fruits and vegetables saw large month-to-month price increases in November, while beef wholesale prices edged up again after dipping in October.

The Eastern European country's Union of Producers and Employers of the Meat Industry (UPEMI) shares message of quality and sustainability.

Meat has proven one of grocery’s most dynamic departments in the last year. Consumer experimentation with cuts, value-add and exotics is more pronounced than ever, despite rising prices and a decrease in promotional activity.

Yogurt and dairy desserts managed to grow both dollar sales and volume sales vs. the year-ago period in October.

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