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Steve Lutz joins Category Partners as VP of insights, innovation

Steve Lutz has joined Category Partners LLC, Idaho Falls, Idaho, as vice president of Insights and Innovation.
Aug 26, 2019 by Chris Koger #Produce Retail, #People

Titan Farms, Harris Teeter continue Peaches with a Purpose

Titan Farms, Ridge Spring, S.C., and Harris Teeter, Matthews, N.C., have donated 219,000 pounds of peaches to food banks through the Peaches with a Purpose program over the past five years.

Retail scene continues to evolve in Twin Cities

The Twin Cities retail scene continues to evolve with stores opening and closing, chains testing a range of formats and grocery delivery becoming a common option.

Keep walking the talk

In last month’s column, we came down hard on the assumptions many in agriculture make about educating consumers

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.