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Citrus grower-shippers provide updates on season, volumes, sizing

Here’s a look at what some citrus suppliers have in store this summer.

What consumers want from an online grocery shopping experience

New research from Robinson Fresh delves into how consumers want fresh produce displayed on retailer websites, a topic more relevant than ever as record numbers of consumers are shopping online amid the pandemic.

Singing the blues ⁠— Blueberry sales growth and what's driving it

Retail sales data for the last five years demonstrate that consumers cannot get enough of blueberries. As shopper interest has continued to rise, the industry has expanded production in an effort to keep up.

Cover Story — Supermarket Superheroes

During the pandemic, "our customers have counted on us like never before,” said Chris Dove, vice president of produce category and merchandising for Food Lion.

Peak cherry season approaching, but cherry demand goes beyond summer

Retailers generally carry cherries whenever they are available, though the Northwest season is obviously the pinnacle of volume and consumer interest.

Retailers talk packaging preferences for cherries

Cherries come in a variety of pack sizes and styles, and in typical years – coronavirus may change the approach this season – many retailers have worked to present several different options for shoppers.

Building anticipation for cherries among store teams and shoppers

Warm weather means prime time for every produce department, from berries to stone fruit to grapes to the crown jewel of summer: cherries.

Grape expectations — Suppliers talk varieties, packaging, season

The Mexican grape season has been ramping up and the number of available varieties keeps on growing, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues to unfold in the U.S.

Winning the war on shrink — Part 2

The shrink team, headed by the produce VP or similar role, should include buyers, inspectors, merchandisers and produce managers. Discuss the issues. What is causing shrink? What can we do to prevent it or minimize it?

Creating theater in your produce department

Preparing and executing produce drama is a great way to engage your customers and even spark some community fun.