Tag Archives: holidays

Year End Merchandising Tips

The end of the year is busy time for produce as the holidays come one right after another. With Thanksgiving down, we have just a few more to go. Hanukkah (December 2-10th),  Christmas (December 25th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st)  are filled with cultural and ethnic traditions that will affect your customers’ food and […] Read Post »


Orange Fever

Nothing is quite as exciting as the start of citrus season, specifically the return of California grown navel oranges. Navels are large, seedless, sweet and easy to peel. The juicy segments separate easily, which make these the perfect citrus snack. Navels gets their name from the “bellybutton” or the under developed fruit protruding at the […] Read Post »


Return of the Navel

It’s citrus season, which means many of our favorite fruits are back! Domestic Washington variety navels make their first appearance in mid to late October and are available in good supply through winter. The navel is a large seedless orange that is sweet and easy to peel. The juicy segments generally separate effortlessly which make […] Read Post »


Gearing up for the Holidays

With the major holidays behind us there are still plenty of opportunities to tie in your product mix with festive holidays, championships and more. Tangerines, pomelos and oranges are considered good fortune fruit for the Lunar New Year (Jan 28). These fruits are thought to bring continuous prosperity–the more you eat, the more wealth it […] 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 »