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Produce managers share insights on winning potato displays

Produce managers across the country competed for recognition in the Idaho Potato Commission's annual display contest, and the commission shared some of the winners' insights on their merchandising and sales results.

PHOTOS: Winners of the Idaho Potato Display Contest

The Idaho Potato Commission has announced the winners of its annual display contest, which drew entries from across the country and rewarded produce retail professionals with cash and prizes worth more than $150,000.

Packer Insight — Produce artists, United Fresh, and COVID news

The Packer's Tom Karst and PMG's Ashley Nickle discuss the big stories of the week, from COVID-19 among produce workers, to the lead-up to United's big virtual show, to a new award for produce artists.

Introducing the Produce Artist Award Series

Are you a produce merchandiser or specialist who takes pride and joy in your work? We created the new Produce Artist Award Series to recognize you.

What consumers want from an online grocery shopping experience

New research from Robinson Fresh delves into how consumers want fresh produce displayed on retailer websites, a topic more relevant than ever as record numbers of consumers are shopping online amid the pandemic.

Peak cherry season approaching, but cherry demand goes beyond summer

Retailers generally carry cherries whenever they are available, though the Northwest season is obviously the pinnacle of volume and consumer interest.

Retailers talk packaging preferences for cherries

Cherries come in a variety of pack sizes and styles, and in typical years – coronavirus may change the approach this season – many retailers have worked to present several different options for shoppers.

Building anticipation for cherries among store teams and shoppers

Warm weather means prime time for every produce department, from berries to stone fruit to grapes to the crown jewel of summer: cherries.

Grape expectations — Suppliers talk varieties, packaging, season

The Mexican grape season has been ramping up and the number of available varieties keeps on growing, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold in the U.S.

Wet Rack Wisdom – Part 3

While most priceless art rests on a wall untouched, you want your customers to be as hands-on with your art as much as possible.