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The newest FreshFacts on Retail report from the United Fresh Produce Association shows that value-added fruits and vegetables saw gains in the third quarter of 2020, reversing a trend of recent declines for value-added fruit.Value-added fruit sales for the quarter were $817 million, up 5.2% from the same period in 2019, according to the report. Value-added vegetable sales were $420 million, up 11.5% from last year.De...

Fresh produce sales at retail totaled $4.86 billion in October, up 7.5% from the same period in 2019, as consumers continue to stay in their homes more amid the pandemic.The fresh share of the produce dollar was 81% in October, down from 84% in 2019 overall, according to IRI. Frozen, which has a much smaller produce dollar share at 9%, continues to see significant growth over 2019 overall, when its share of the produ...

A new survey by Oracle Retail found that 93% of U.S. consumers who’ve shopped for groceries online during the pandemic plan to continue doing so post-pandemic.The survey polled more than 500 consumers in the U.S., and 53% of that group report they have bought groceries online during the pandemic, according to a news release. Among those who have bought groceries online, 37% say they have been purchasing in that chann...

Fresh produce sales at retail totaled $5.04 billion in the four September weeks, up 10.7% from the same period in 2019.“Retail demand continued to be very strong throughout September, similar to the levels seen throughout July and August,” Joe Watson, vice president of membership and engagement for the Produce Marketing Association, said in a news release. “While shopping habits are trending back toward normal, at-ho...

A new survey by Deloitte found that consumers plan to limit during this holiday season their spending, travel and experiences, in-store shopping and time spent shopping.“In this season of uncertainty, price, value and convenience continue to be top considerations for consumers, as is the desire to get creative with how they celebrate the season with family, friends and pets, no matter the circumstances,” Rod Sides, v...





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