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Fresh produce reaches highest year-on-year gain since March 2021

- Analysis
The multi-month normalization of grocery shopping patterns came to a halt in August.

SEPC study finds that innovation drives produce category growth and engagement

- General News
Today, the Southeast Produce Council (SEPC) in conjunction with 210 Analytics released What’s New: The Consumer Take on Produce Innovation and Technology 2021 in one of two educational sessions at its fall show, Southern Innovations.

How high inflation is affecting fresh produce promotions

- Retail
Pamela talks with Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics about some of the most widespread food inflation numbers she's ever seen, and how that challenges consumers with budgets, and retailers with promotions.

Foodservice demand cuts retail produce sales below 2020 levels

- Retail
The battle for the food dollar is intensifying as shoppers are ramping up their engagement with restaurants.

NEPC announces keynote speakers for 2021 expo

- General News
The NEPC council has announced that it will hold a full-fledged, in-person trade show this fall, and to emphasize its excitement about the re-opening, it is announcing two dynamic keynote speakers.

Robust demand pushes fruit sales ahead of normal

- Retail
Fruit is still holding above 2020 and 2019 levels, but we're seeing signs of inflation pushing the fresh share of dollars higher.

Consumers don’t trust produce online? Think again.

- Produce with Pamela
No online shopper can pick just the right watermelon, or avocado, or banana -- or can they? 

Fresh food jumped 200% in online orders, and shows no signs of dropping

- Retail
IRI found that among new online shoppers as of the start of the pandemic in March 2020, 50% continue to buy online and about 20% have become heavy hitters.

Retail produce sales reflect inflation, higher fruit volumes in April

- Retail
Only five out of the top 10 selling fruits lost ground versus the tremendous sales spikes of 2020, being apples, bananas, avocados, mandarins and oranges.

Retail produce sales can’t keep up with 2020 figures, but demand remains solid

- Retail
In March 2021, sales started lapping the enormous spikes of 2020 and the comparison to year-ago levels turned negative for most areas even though the demand stayed well ahead of the 2019 baseline.