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Shopper Insights 2020: Digging deeper into who tries new items

- Analysis
While it’s important to know what kinds of people are more likely than others to try new fruits and vegetables, there’s a willingness among all demographics.

Carrots, politics, and the color orange

- Analysis
In an age when color, like everything else, is highly politicized—blue states, red states, the Green New Deal, the Rainbow Coalition—cheerful orange stands above the fray.

PMA’s Burns says to make 2021 the year of purpose

- Analysis
There will be permanent changes to people and businesses after the pandemic and economic turmoil of 2020. PMA CEO Cathy Burns said a greater focus on purpose should be one of them.

Virtual shoppers: The new critical stakeholder

- Analysis
Grocery shopping for a job is a lot different than grocery shopping for your personal life. The industry needs to help the pros find more fresh produce.

ProduceIQ: October sees highest price average in 15 years

- Analysis
Though prices dipped slightly from last week, industry prices remain the highest seen for this week No. 41 over the last 15 years.

We need your input on packaging, food waste, and more

- Analysis
Food waste, package waste, carbon footprint and other sustainability-focused initiatives have become areas of cross-population interest. Now we hope to understand the measures the produce industry is taking in response — from the grower/shipper down to the retailer.

Take a fresh look at shopper data

- Analysis
A new consumer survey has answers to how consumer shopping and eating behavior have changed in 2020.

Shifts possible in avocado exports to U.S.

- Analysis
Mexico is the clear No.1 avocado exporter to the U.S., but other nations, such as Peru, Colombia, and the Dominican Republic, may take up a greater share of the American market soon.

A frank talk about telling our story

- Analysis
It seems to me that there is an effective way to tell your story and an ineffective one. The ineffective one seemed more common 35 years ago, and it is still in use today.

Nature Sweet faces the coronavirus

- Analysis
Recently we checked in with NatureSweet to see how they had been faring in the rocky months of 2020.