Merchandising

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 »


Retail Samples as Amuse-Bouche

Amuse-bouche is a beautiful pre-meal bite or delightful surprise from the chef. In French, amuser translates to amuse and bouche means mouth. It’s an opportunity for the chef to show off their flair or introduce a new flavor concept. The amuse-bouche can be one of the most memorable moments of the meal. Similarly, sampling in the produce department […] Read Post »