I understand that a lot of categories, like canned vegetables, flour, bread, eggs, and meat, are unpredictable and setting ads has to be a nightmare.
If we want to continue to grow fresh produce sales online, we have to have a better online presence than this.
Fruit sales dollars are on a troubling trend line. Now is the time to educate consumers about how to buy fruit to last the week.
Anne-Marie and I took some time to examine this week's numbers, and predict what's coming in the next few weeks. How much foodservice volume is making its way to retail?
Twenty million new households have started ordering groceries online. How's it working out for them?
Whenever I’m feeling like some punishment, I wade into a moms group discussion on social media. It’s an eye-opening experience. This time of year, the windmill I’m usually chasing is the Dirty Dozen. Instead, it’s fresh produce safety during COVID-19.
In my reporting, I’ve advocated for plastic when it serves a function. And right now, that function is reassuring consumers that their food is safe.
While fresh produce dollars were still up 30% in the week ending March 22, the year-over-year gains were slightly less than the previous week's 33%.
The science just doesn’t support the outrageous levels of caution that Dr. VanWingen is taking, but that doesn’t seem to matter.
Consumers stocked up -- big time -- but Anne-Marie thinks the numbers will be even higher next week as consumers are ordered to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19.