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ProduceIQ: Produce markets prepare for Cinco de Mayo

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Overall produce prices stick to the status quo. Prices are down -2 percent over the previous week, which aligns with previous trends for week #16.

IFIC research reveals what’s keeping consumers from eating fruits and vegetables

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As Earth Day approaches, consumers are thinking about what’s healthy for both people and the planet— with fresh fruits and vegetables top of mind. But despite the best of intentions, new research from the International Food Information Council (IFIC) reveals significant barriers to produce consumption.

Five standouts from the Viva Fresh Expo

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It was an absolutely packed trade show floor at the Viva Fresh Expo on April 13. Here are five new products that got me to stop.

ProduceIQ: Wind challenges golfers and growers alike

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Blistering winds whipped through growing regions on the West Coast and Southeast as separate fronts brought rain and cooler weather to California, Arizona, and parts of the Southeast.

March 2024 U.S. eGrocery sales flat versus year ago

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The overall U.S. online grocery market ended March with total monthly sales of $8.0 billion, holding steady compared to a year ago, according to the most recent Brick Meets Click/Mercatus Grocery Shopper Survey fielded March 29-30, 2024.

ProduceIQ: Eclipsing expectations with Week 14 highlights

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It might just be the ample amount of time I spent listening to fire and brimstone Southern Baptist preachers, but between the persistent media buzz about the total eclipse and the 17-year cicada emergence just days away in the Southeast and Midwest, Week #14 is feeling spattered with a bit of apocalyptic verve.

99 Cents Only Stores to wind-down business operations

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99 Cents Only Stores LLC today announced plans to commence an orderly wind-down of its business operations.

Inside Aldi, Lidl’s growth during food inflation

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Placer.ai checked back in with two grocery chains known for their bargain prices and private labels – Aldi and Lidl – to see how they’re doing.

ProduceIQ: Watermelon supply mysteriously evaporates overnight

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Spring is not all vibrant blooms and backyard grilling. The arrival of warmer weather brings a capriciousness to forecasts that impacts everything from crop yields to quality and availability.

Fresh Express acquisition of Dole Fresh Vegetables called off

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Dole plc has agreed with Fresh Express to terminate the previously announced agreement under which it would have acquired Dole’s Fresh Vegetables Division due to Justice Department intervention.