Ashley Nickle

Ashley Nickle

Give shoppers something to talk about

It is a fabulous feeling to have a story to share, and Rouses Markets delivered that for its shoppers Dec. 4 with a promotion centered around the world’s largest avocado display at its store on Tchoupitoulas Street.

Keep an eye on holiday trends

A simple question for retailers as we near the end of November: Do you know what your shoppers are doing for the holidays this year?

Survey: How demographic differences factor into Thanksgiving shopping

A new survey by Category Partners found that household size, income and other factors influence how consumers plan to spend Thanksgiving.

Walmart execs cite strong fresh food performance as key to Q3

Comparable store sales for Walmart U.S. increased 3.2% in the third quarter, and executives described fresh food as key to the growth.

Millennials Eat — The Great Halloween Produce-or-Candy Experiment!

Would your kids choose apple slices and mandarins over Snickers and M&Ms? Ashley and Amelia provided the option to kids trick-or-treating at their houses this Halloween, and the results might surprise you.

Packer 25 — Lauren Scott

Lauren M. Scott’s third anniversary as chief marketing officer of the Produce Marketing Association has arrived; it is easy to remember because her first day on the job was at Fresh Summit in 2016.

Packer 25 — Kathryn Grandy

Kathryn Grandy knew she would be part of something big when she signed on three years ago as the director of marketing for Yakima, Wash.-based Proprietary Variety Management.

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Produce companies get ready for the holidays

Produce suppliers around the country have plans to help retailers grow sales through special packaging, consumer education and point-of-sale material.

Grocery order fulfillment companies receive large investments

Fabric and Green Rabbit, two companies designed to improve the efficiency and profitability of grocery delivery, announced significant investments this month.