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On a recent early afternoon, I stared down a lineup of five juices. Some were green. Others were orange.I was about to taste them all, live on camera with other tasters during the Evolution Fresh Winter Wellness Virtual Tasting — just a few days before National Green Juice Day on Jan. 26, a holiday created by Evolution Fresh in 2016, according to National Day Calendar.The primarily organic, cold-pressed, premium...

My favorite science-fiction author, Ray Bradbury, once said, “Too late, I found you can't wait to become perfect, you got to go out and fall down and get up with everybody else.”Perfection is a tough reach. Yet, in the produce aisle, it’s a constant goal, isn’t it? Whenever we were charged with putting together a new store or remodeled one for a grand opening, or even in the numerous, overnight merchandising resets w...

From my very first supermarket, the repeat customers were a key component to that store’s success and business growth. It was those consumers who would come back again and again to buy their provisions.In the process, relationships were developed. The store owner knew the families who shopped with them and understood what that customer — in fact, what every customer — needed. It was how retailing was done and how con...

“But he who dares not grasp the thornShould never crave the rose.” ― Anne BronteIt’s that time of year again. Time when every red-blooded American male starts to sweat about what to buy their sweetheart for Valentine’s Day. Most guys I know (including yours truly) don’t really think about Valentine’s Day until, oh, the day before or even wait until the last minute on Feb. 14. It’s panic mode at its finest. I rem...

I once read that within this crazy planet we call home exists somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 plants or trees that produce food — fresh produce provided via the root, the leaves, the stems or the fruit of these plants.Of course, ask any produce manager and they will attest that 90-plus percent of their sales are generated from perhaps 25 items. This is out of a range of 250-300 fresh SKUs on display at any given...





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