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Heightened COVID-19 concerns drive more produce retail sales growth

Fresh produce dollar sales at retail remained elevated more than 10% above year-ago levels in late July as more consumers reported worrying about the coronavirus pandemic.

Retail produce sales continue to grow amid restrictions on foodservice

Fresh produce dollar sales at retail climbed again in mid-July as higher numbers of COVID-19 cases prompted many states to reimpose restrictions on restaurants.

Foodservice operators ordering less fresh amid COVID-19

Datassential found in a recent survey that many foodservice operators are purchasing less fresh product as they reduce their order frequency to adjust for lower demand.

Fresh veg sales at retail up 16% from year-ago levels

Retail sales of fresh vegetables continue to significantly exceed 2019 as many consumers continue to eat more meals at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Produce sales for Fourth of July week 9% higher than 2019

Fresh produce dollar sales for the biggest holiday week of the summer totaled $1.54 billion, up 9% from 2019.

Menu Moment — Kiwi in Foodservice

While it’s often used in sweet dishes and beverages – smoothies, breakfast bowls, ice cream, tarts, cocktails – some chefs are branching out.

New study shows omnichannel shopping becoming more common

Retail Feedback Group reports in its 2020 U.S. Online & In-Store Grocery Shopping Study that 50% of in-store supermarket shoppers also ordered groceries online in the last 30 days.

Father’s Day weekend boosts produce sales growth past 15%

Fresh produce dollar sales growth over 2019 topped 15% in the third week of June, boosted by Father’s Day weekend, with vegetables experiencing sales growth of more than 20%.

Retail produce sales remain elevated, but growth slows

Fresh produce dollar sales growth fell below 10% for the first time in nearly two months as the timing of Father’s Day produced unfavorable sales comparisons for some items.

Fresh fruit boosts produce sales growth in early June

Fresh produce dollar sales remained 13% above 2019 in the first week of June, boosted by solid performance from the fruit category.