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Fruit demand rises amid lower inflation

- General News

The April Marketplace The deceleration of the rate of inflation continued in April 2023. “After many …

Lower inflation drives higher fruit demand in March, but is it enough?

- Retail
For the first time in many months, inflation for total food and beverages stayed in the single digits.

Low fruit prices boost February fresh produce performance

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Fresh produce prices were also up over 2022, but a relatively low +2.4% on a per-pound basis. Fresh fruit prices decreased 3.0% in comparison to February 2022. Vegetable inflation averaged 7.3% in February, which is also down from the 52-week levels.

In a tough January marketplace, fresh produce holds its own

- General News
While fresh produce is one of the better performing departments, volume has been trending behind year-ago levels since March 2021.

Fresh produce sales close 2022 on high note, setting new records

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High inflation, continued supply chain challenges and fluctuating restaurant engagement resulted in another year of record food and beverage sales, reaching $753 billion in 2022. However, unit sales dropped for the second year in a row, though remained ahead of 2019.

November produce sales show American celebrations are back to normal

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As one of the biggest food holidays in America, Thanksgiving sales make or break November in food retailing.

Fresh produce loses market share to canned, frozen fruits and vegetables

- General News

The October Marketplace The share of meals prepared at home remained elevated in October, at a …

Survey shows frozen fruits and vegetables retain consumer appeal

- General News
A new survey finds that more than a quarter of shoppers are buying more frozen fruits and vegetables than three years ago and identify many benefits with these foods.

Fresh produce can be a budget hero with below-average inflation

- Analysis

The September Marketplace “Life remained home-centric in late summer,” said Jonna Parker, Team Lead, Fresh with …

Volume pressure sharpens as produce inflation climbs higher in August

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Food inflation remains extremely high and consumers are feeling the pain. They are making changes to their restaurant engagement as well as their grocery purchases, according to the August IRI survey of primary grocery shoppers.