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Retailers: Be there (at Fresh Summit) or be square

Right about now, we were all supposed to be in Dallas, which was set to host for the first time the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit conference and expo.

"At the top of his game" — Jeff Cady is the 2020 Produce Retailer of the Year

Jeff Cady rarely misses an opportunity to get better, and that approach has served him well as director of produce and floral for Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops Friendly Markets.

"At the top of his game" — Jeff Cady is the 2020 Produce Retailer of the Year

Jeff Cady rarely misses an opportunity to get better, and that approach has served him well as director of produce and floral for Williamsville, N.Y.-based Tops Friendly Markets.

The intentional produce manager

If the mission is greatness, then a few minutes spent in creative thought is a prudent investment.

The produce manager’s priority list

Last week I touched on reasons why produce managers get transferred from one store to another. It happens as managers move about, taking on other responsibilities, opening a new store or transferring for other reasons.

Easy-peelers still in high demand even as oranges see big sales spikes

Mandarins continue to enjoy widespread popularity even as oranges have experienced enormous sales growth during the pandemic.

What makes a great produce merchandiser

We have a lot of conversation about produce managers, inspectors, buyers and category managers, but perhaps the unsung hero in produce department operations is the produce merchandiser/specialist.

A deep dive on the strong connection between oranges and vitamin C

If you’re playing a word-association game and someone flashes the word “oranges,” there’s a good chance your response will be “vitamin C.”

Pumpkin demand looking strong as fall holidays approach

With this fall’s orders the same or up slightly, pumpkin growers are confident their bulky crop will find a home on doorsteps across the country despite the pandemic.

How Wonderful partners with retailers on merchandising

Wonderful, known for its expansive consumer marketing efforts for Halos, Wonderful Pistachios and more, has another program that amplifies its brands: a merchandising team that works with retailers throughout the U.S.