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2021 Organic Apple Fresh Trends data

Whether red, pink or green, apples are popular across all income levels, age groups and ethnicities.

End-of-year retail performance expected similar to November

The COVID-19 pandemic reduced big gatherings for the Thanksgiving holiday, but retail produce sales data showed fresh produce continued to show strong gains compared with year-ago levels.

Year in Produce No. 3 — Growth of e-commerce

Grocery stores got busier than ever as stay-at-home orders in many states forced restaurants to close, and many people took advantage of online grocery services to avoid the crowds.

Podcast — The Fresh Market's Chris Romano on trends for 2021, merchandising

Episode 28 of Tip of the Iceberg Podcast features an interview with Chris Romano, vice president of produce merchandising for The Fresh Market, about trends for 2021 and merchandising produce in this most unusual time.

Year in Produce No. 1 — Changing shopping patterns

Grocery shopping patterns shifted significantly during the first 10 months of the COVID-19 pandemic. Foot traffic, basket size and trip frequency were among the metrics that saw remarkable changes.

Foodservice: Waiting on the recovery

Our industry is naturally oriented to tackle challenges head on and create new ways to delight consumers. This pandemic is no exception.

FiveStar Gourmet debuts taco salad with Beyond Meat crumbles

FiveStar Gourmet Foods, Ontario, Calif., is offering a new vegetarian taco salad with Beyond Meat protein, and the company has plans for more products with the plant-based protein.

Autumn Glory apples seeing rapid growth

Autumn Glory apple shipments were up the month of November, and recent Nielsen data confirms stellar November sales.

Frieda’s predicts ‘feel-good factor’ will be key in 2021 trends

New takes on classic comfort food may be the norm in the coming year, according to the 2021 trends predictions from Los Alamitos, Calif.-based Frieda’s Specialty Produce.

‘Mushroom Mania’ and ‘Fresh Innovation’ among Kroger food trends for 2021

Two of Kroger’s seven food trend predictions for 2021 put a focus on fresh produce: Mushroom Mania and Fresh Innovation.