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Director of produce Jeff Cady talks sustainability at Tops

Tops Friendly Markets recently moved away from foam trays in the produce department and opted to go local for all its greenhouse tomatoes, and Jeff Cady says he is exploring other sustainable changes as well.

Lemon sales surge amid pandemic

When COVID-19 shut down the nation, most people had one goal: to stay healthy. That mindset gave citrus growers a chance to remind consumers that their products have long been revered as go-to sources for vitamin C.  

Looking ahead at research needs for fresh-cut produce

When history appears to repeat itself, we must ask ourselves what we can learn. Per the FDA, fresh produce has been recalled about 40 times since 2017 – mostly fresh-cut, mostly involving Listeria monocytogenes.

Back to the future for fresh produce

Trends are shifting at such a rate that it can be hard to keep up, but now that we are five months into the pandemic, there is a normalcy beginning to appear.

What display contests can do for you

I absolutely love display contests. They generate so much excitement, and not just in the produce department but for the whole store.

Farmers market events hit the mark for 99 Cents Only Stores

99 Cents Only Stores saw fresh produce sales increase significantly at several stores that recently held weekend farmers market events for the first time.

Produce clerks, signage key to moving melons

Retailers around the country note that store-level produce team members who make themselves useful to shoppers make a huge difference in selling the many varieties of melon that summer offers.

Winning the war on shrink

Runaway shrink is the nemesis of an otherwise well-run produce operation. It’s almost impossible to hit your targeted numbers if you don’t have a handle on shrink.

Encouraging and empowering your future produce superstars

Think about it – you could actually be working with and helping train and develop the next company produce manager, produce merchandiser or produce company vice president or even CEO.