Tag Archives: 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 »


Cauliflower 101

“A cauliflower is nothing but a cabbage with a college education.” – Mark Twain Cauliflower is a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with broccoli, cabbage, kale, brussels sprouts. The head is made up of tightly packed clusters of florets, known as the “curd”.  It is believed to have originated in Asia Minor and ancestry […] 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 »


The Value of Value-Added Produce

Looking ahead for 2017, reports show the demand for fresh produce remains high as consumers continue to seek health-conscious options. With value-added fresh produce and convenience driving consumer buying trends for the new year, this is a good time to offer fresh-cut items in your market or even as a restaurant to-go item. Consumers want […] 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 »