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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.

Retail produce sales growth slows amid economic pressure

Dollar sales of fresh produce at retail remained higher than usual at the end of July, though growth was lower than in previous weeks.

Primed for papayas — A look at sales growth over the last five years

Continuing to move the needle for papayas will be largely a matter of introducing the fruit to more people; according to The Packer’s 2020 Fresh Trends, only 6% of shoppers purchased the fruit in the last 12 months.

Mushroom momentum — Crisis highlights staple status of ‘shrooms

Mushrooms, like many other fresh produce items, saw dramatic year-over-year sales spikes in March, April and May, the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. For mushrooms, that momentum continued into June.

Foodservice trends — Produce in tacos

What other foods can rival the status of avocados and pineapples in current pop culture? You can probably guess the answer: tacos. They’re all the rage, from food trucks to fine dining.

Foodservice trends — Produce in tacos

What other foods can rival the status of avocados and pineapples in current pop culture? You can probably guess the answer: tacos. They’re all the rage, from food trucks to fine dining.

Nielsen: Best-selling and fastest-growing apple varieties by region

Which apple varieties are most popular in each region of the U.S.? Which ones are growing the fastest in the various regions? Nielsen provided the answers to those questions for the newest issue of PMG magazine.