Produce Retail News

Organic fresh produce sales grew by 3% in 2022, while volume declined by 3.7%, according to the 2022 Organic Produce Performance Report from Organic Produce Network and Category Partners.Organic fresh produce sales topped $9.4 billion for the year, the report said.The report said the organic fresh berry category, which includes strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and blackberries, was the top organic produce categ...

Fall is long gone but the winners of PMG’s fall 2022 produce display contest are as fresh as the coming spring.Who won? Why? Watch the winner webinar where the judges and host Amy Sowder discuss each category and winning work, breaking down best-of practices, tricks, tips and things to avoid when merchandising your produce in-store.In one twist, a produce professional earned a new winning title of "Honorable Mention"...

From global flavors to continued cooking at home to celebratory vittles, The Kroger Co.’s recently released 2023 Food Trends Report predicts emerging food trends, consumer behaviors and popular items for the year ahead.The fifth-annual report centers on America's continued eat-at-home habits as pandemic concerns subside. 84.51º, Kroger's retail and data science, insights and media arm, reports that customers say...

Phoenix-based Sprouts Farmers Market launched a Rescued Organic produce program in all 130 stores in California.The program reduces food waste and supports local farmers by bringing to market organic produce that would typically be discarded due to imperfections that do not affect quality, according to a news release.This produce may be misshapen, under- or over-sized or slightly off-color, but it has the same t...

Inline Plastics has expanded its Essentials Platters line with the addition of seven new ready-to-serve options.The clear, rectangle-shaped party platters are made with 10% post-consumer content, offering consumer solutions in a sustainable fashion, according to a news release.“We wanted to offer a packaging solution for any event — from birthday parties to holiday gatherings to neighborhood cookouts,” Inline Plastic...





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