Merchandising

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 »


Fresh is It!

There are numerous factors that influence customers into wanting to shop at a specific grocery store. And recent studies show that freshness surpasses price when it comes to customer satisfaction in the produce department. On average customers satisfied with freshness will spend a third more compared to those who are not satisfied. Ordering, receiving, handling […] Read Post »