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Nielsen: Salads, apples, tomatoes top online grocery produce picks

Pre-packaged salads reign in online grocery just like they do in brick-and-mortar grocery, according to the latest FreshFacts on Retail report.

Pandemic prompts growth for some categories, declines for others

Potatoes, tomatoes, oranges and cherries have seen significant sales increases amid the pandemic, while mixed fruit, tangerines and party platters have experienced dips.

FreshFacts report recaps Q2 sales highlights for fruits, veg

Fresh vegetable sales for the second quarter of the year totaled $9.6 billion, with fresh fruit adding $9.3 billion, according to the newest FreshFacts on Retail report.

Brick Meets Click: 29% of U.S. households now using online grocery

Retail consulting firm Brick Meets Click found in its most recent consumer survey that roughly 37.5 million U.S. households used online grocery services in the month of August.

Late-August everyday demand beats 2019 Labor Day produce sales

Fresh produce retail sales growth fell in the final week of August to roughly 5%, down from 10% or higher for much of the summer.

Data show strong apple demand this summer

Honeycrisp, granny smith, fuji and gala have experienced notable sales growth this summer as families consume more food at home amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Info on trips, spending show what’s driving retail sales growth

Consumers are buying fresh produce during more shopping trips and spending more per trip on fresh produce than they did in 2019.

‘Everyday demand’ keeping produce retail sales above 2019 baseline

Fresh produce retail sales have remained about 10% above the 2019 baseline for the better part of June, July and August.

Macro trends put pressure on retail produce sales

Retail produce sales hovered nearly 10% above last year’s baseline for a second straight week in early August as pandemic-driven uncertainty and economic pressure continued.

Opportunity buys for next week ⁠— Cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple

Looking for more of what's in season? Check out these highlights from the latest crop report by Markon Cooperative to see items that check the boxes for price, quality and availability for the week of Aug. 23.