Merchandising

How Good is Your Shrink?

  Produce managers generally have a sense that there will always be some level of shrink. It used to be that a certain percentage of shrink was actually a byproduct of the “stack ‘em high and watch ‘em fly” strategy to reach sales goals so shrink was tolerated with a “good enough” syndrome. However, times […] Read Post »


Merchandising Root Vegetables

There are many opportunities for merchandising and boosting root vegetable sales in the winter months. Outside influences can have a large effect on root sales and being aware of what eating trends in the market are driving consumer interest can help understand how best to display root vegetables in the department. Root vegetables are shifting […] Read Post »


Utilize Ad Programs

Expand your set. Large impactful sets help fuel the customer’s impression of the value of an item. If you put an item on Ad, it is probably your strategy to increase the sales volume of that item. Make sure the set expands to a size to meet your sales goal. If the goal is to […] Read Post »


Keeping the Shelves Stocked at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is the most incredible and hectic holiday for the produce department. The size of deliveries increase, the number of customers increase and sales definitely increase. Farmers are coming and going dropping off produce, semi-trucks of produce unloading pallet after pallet. Hand trucks are loaded, prep sinks are full, displays are being filled, samples are […] Read Post »


Extending Shelf Life

With the holidays looming, properly receiving and storing your produce is of the utmost importance. As a very perishable item, produce needs to be received and stored in the right temperature zone as quickly as possible to reduce loss of product quality. Oliver Wyman, an international retail consulting firm published in a 2014 report titled […] Read Post »