Produce Retail

Displaying all news posts with:

Produce Retail

Retail 101: Part Three with Mike Mauti

With more than 20 years of experience in the North American supermarket industry, Mike Mauti has learned “Retail 101” firsthand.

Where were we in ’93?

I was thumbing through a copy of “The Packer, a Century of Produce,” published in 1993. It’s a rich collection of reflections, produce and people.

Crunch Pak sliced apple packs to feature SpongeBob characters

Crunch Pak is offering sliced apples in SpongeBob SquarePants-themed packaging.

Cosmic Crisp apples receive boost from brand ambassadors

Cosmic Crisp apples have a group of supporters, including an astronaut, a chef, a teacher and produce industry spokeswoman who helps consumers boost consumption.

California Giant strawberries available at first Costco in China

When China’s first Costco opened Aug. 27, California Giant strawberries were on display.

Creativity wins, any day

Old-time salespeople used to say it all the time, “Don’t sell ‘em the steak, sell ‘em the sizzle.”

Packer Insight — Online grocery and plastic packaging for produce

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss surveys on two major retail topics — online grocery and plastic packaging on fresh produce.

Packer Insight — Retail and trade topics at USApple conference

The Packer editor Tom Karst and Produce Retailer editor Ashley Nickle discuss the highlights from the recent U.S. Apple Association conference, including conversations around retail and trade.

Fall commodities gain interest on Produce Market Guide

Chili peppers, figs and okra maintained their top 3 status on Produce Market Guide during the week of Aug. 19, while peaches moved up two spots.

Retail Price Report — Cantaloupes

Cantaloupes averaged $1.97 each around the U.S. the week ending Aug. 23, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Retail Report for Specialty Crops, which looks at on-ad prices.