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Kroger produce executive urges innovation, customer focus for apples

CHICAGO — Lending insights on consumer apple demand from a retail perspective, Randy Riley outlined the challenges and opportunities he sees for the apple category.
Aug 23, 2019 by Tom Karst #Produce Retail, #Apples

The current state of the food waste movement

Let’s take a moment to take a look at the current food waste movement from the grower perspective.
Aug 23, 2019 by Ron Clark #Opinion, #Produce Retail

Chilean kiwifruit see sales lift with first marketing campaign

More than 19,000 tons of Chilean kiwifruit had been shipped to North America in early August, with supplies expected into October.

AWG enlists ProfitTrax to help retailers reduce shrink

Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers has partnered with Smart Retail Solutions to help its members cut down on shrink.

What's On Ad — Peaches, grapes, nectarines

Yellow-flesh peaches led the way last week as the most promoted fruit in the U.S., with more than 15,600 stores putting peaches on ad for a weighted average price of $1.49 per pound.

Retail Price Report — Strawberries

Strawberries averaged $2.40 per 1-pound clamshell around the U.S. the week ending Aug. 16, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Retail Report for Specialty Crops, which looks at on-ad prices.

Retail Price Report — Strawberries

Strawberries averaged $2.40 per 1-pound clamshell around the U.S. the week ending Aug. 16, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Retail Report for Specialty Crops, which looks at on-ad prices.

Chili peppers move up to No. 1 on Produce Market Guide

After six weeks in the No. 1 spot on Produce Market Guide, figs finally were bumped out by chili peppers  the week of Aug. 12, sliding to second place.

New food brand Good & Gather debuts at Target next month

Target plans to launch this fall its new Good & Gather brand, which will include fresh produce items.

Packer Insight — What changes are coming for retail?

The 125th anniversary of The Packer is coming up, and with that in mind, editor Tom Karst surveyed industry members to find out about what changes they believe are coming to retail in the next 25 years.