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Women helping women

What can produce women, whatever their positions may be, do now to help make it better for the next generation of women rising up?
Jun 24, 2019 by Amy Sowder #Opinion

People still matter

I remember sitting around the sales desk in the afternoon as we were reflecting on the day, and hearing “old-timers” talking about “how it used to be.” Now, I think I am one of them.

Overthinking can stall your department's productivity

All retail details are important, but at some point, someone has to take charge and say, “OK, let’s run with this.” And move on.

Produce economics 101

You’ve heard of razor-thin margins? That’s the grocery business.

Food safety truisms: trust, but verify

With the perishable nature of fresh produce, strong buyer-supplier relationships are critical to successfully get our foods from field to table.

Salt on the watermelon

A couple of weeks ago, somebody in a Facebook group I’m part of shared an article on the proper (and Southern) way to eat watermelon — with salt.

Analysis — Four questions retailers should be asking

International Data Corporation recently surveyed 4,000 consumers about their expectations for the grocery shopping experience, and the results bring to mind several questions that retailers should be considering.

What keeps stoking the celery market?

Celery isn’t the only high-priced, high-demand produce item on retail supermarket shelves, but the commodity’s enduring run of high f.o.b. prices is truly remarkable.
Jun 06, 2019 by Tom Karst #Opinion, #Celery, #Produce Retail

Avoiding summertime shrink

As summer is peak season for produce volume and sales, it is also peak season for shrink.

Avoiding summertime shrink

As summer is peak season for produce volume and sales, it is also peak season for shrink.